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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Poo Diary: Friday

Yes- unfortunately this title will carry us through the weekend posts as most of my time at the barn was spent discussing, observing, and analyzing a lot of poo.

But an optimistic start to the day! KMT is at Woodside and they were running the Hunter Derby at 8am Friday. I thought the early start was quite refreshing and swung by before work just in time to see Kelly and Denny ride to tenth place and Rouie win her 1.10 jumpers!

I had planned to pick up new treats while I was there but after looking at the price tags and considering the budget (self imposed & rather ambiguous) I decided I would try my hand at making my own!

I did stop by the barn to graze Ellie at the end of the day- we've still got a single patch of green grass right behind the wash racks- and made sure she was comfortable enough and hydrated.

Then on to Farmer Joes to pick up the ingredients for my cookies! My coworker, Keir, is a fabulous vegan baker in SoCal so I borrowed her recipe and gave her a quick buzz so she could give this non-baker the 411.

To my delight Farmer Joes had most of the dry goods in bulk bins so I wasn't buying 10lb bags of oats and flour! I found everything but the peppermint.


Horse Cookies:
• 1 ¾ cup Applesauce
• ½ cup Molasses
• ¾ cup Brown Sugar
• 1 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
• 1 ¼ cup Wheat Bran
• 2 cups Old Fashion Oats
• 1 cup Chopped Apple (approx. 1 large apple)
• 1 cup Grated Carrots (approx. 2 large carrots)
• ½ cup Crushed Candy Canes (approx. 4 regular sized candy canes)
Mix all of the above and bake at 350° for approx. 20 minutes


Despite some initial trepidation the cookies came out just fine (Paul and I taste tested) and were packed along with some Sugar Cubes and ready to head to the barn for Saturday! I chopped the carrots (no grater) and should have probably baked these for 5-10 more minutes to get a crunch. I am going to make them again for sure- a great alternative to store bought versions!

If your horse gets treats- what is their favorite? 
Kelly in her tails!

I heart Bulk Bins!

Yummo!

8 comments:

  1. You totally missed L and I! We celebrated Raleigh's birthday at the show Friday evening

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  2. O's current favorite is Charleigh's cookies!

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  3. Great recipe - I'll have to try that one! :)

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  4. Henry is a little bit picky and prefers the oat based ones. Stud Muffins or Squeezy Buns are his favorite. Sadie on the other hand is a goat and will eat anything that gets close enough to her face without a moment of trepidation... even bute tabs. Yes, she's eaten bute tablets from my hand before. And she wanted MORE. Total weirdo.

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  5. Miles loves stud muffins and Pony Pizza's!

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  6. Henry isn't too picky.. you know he is a poor starved neglected horse so all treats are accepted :)

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  7. When Loki came from the track his favorite treat was the spicy Dorritos. I don't feed him those anymore, lol. Now he mostly just gets peppermints because they are cheap.

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  8. Those look awesome! I will be giving them a try sometime soon :)

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