Duncan is a rescue and a resident of aarrff.orgDuncan is a AARRFF.ORG Rescue Horse
New for today 06/17/2008
 Mani asked  about making up feed and there have been some questions about making sweet feed.
This is from  my post in the comments section but  with a little more detail.

When I owned my horses I would make up my own sweetfeed using

UTENSILS:     10 Gallon Bucket and a Pair of rubber  gloves.


 1/2 gallon bucket of Wheat Middlings,
1/2 Gallon Bucket of Ground Corn,
1/2 Gallon bucket of Bran,
1/2 Gallon bucket of Chopped Alfalfa or orchard hay
1/2 gallon bucket of Horse Pellets.
1/2 Gallon bucket of Rolled Oats
Add enough Molasses to coat the mixture. Do not  add to much, the mix  should be sticky, but not clumping together, if  you add to much put in  some extra hay and bran.

  If you not over keen on the oats  reduce them to 1/4 bucket and increase the pellets to 3/4 of a bucket.
You can also throw in some suppliment if you wish.

Mixed everything together until you have a fairly ballanced mix, then gradually add enough molasses to coat the grains

Been working  on these   for  a  while,  I have  a lot  more still to  go  but   the reports  coming  back  is   that  the  horses  LOVE  these treats…
New Feb 5th 2008

91.  Gooey Mess Treats  1/2 cup rice
1/2 cup grated carrots
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups complete horse meal or any grain mix
1/4 cup seaweed meal
1/8 – 1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup Lucerne Chaff
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
  Combine all dry ingredients, mixing well. Add vegetable oil and milk and mix until all are combined.Add the egg and mix again. If the mixture isn’t moist enough, add a little more milk. Cover the container with Cling film and leave overnight. Feed as a treat.  

 92.  Afternoon Delight 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup pancake syrup
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped apples
1/2 cup of dry oatmeal
  Mix flour, vegetable oil, and pancake syrup together. Once batter is made add the carrots, apples, and oats.   

 93.  Equine Pie3 sliced apples
2 teaspoons honey
8 peppermints, crushed
2 handfuls oatmeal, plain
3 teaspoons peanut butter
1/2 cup applesauce
  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix honey, 1 handful oats, peanut butter, and applesauce in a bowl. Stir and put in microwave for 45 seconds. Spread apple slices in a baking dish. Add mixture on top of apples. Sprinkle peppermint and one handful of oats on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until peppermint melts.  Let cool until warm and sprinkle a little sugar on the top.

 Feed a little at a time to make sure it doesn’t upset your horse’s stomach.


Horse Cookies 

1 3/4 c. mixed grain (such as a corn, oats, and barley blend)
 2 grated carrots
3/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
2/3 c. dark brown sugar, packed
3 T. dark corn syrup
egg white from 1 large egg (well beaten)
1 1/2 c. flour Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine the grain and flour in a bowl and mix thoroughly. In a second, larger bowl, combine applesauce, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir in egg white and then the dry mixture. Combine well. Drop by spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between each. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until dark brown. Remove to a wire rack and cool. Yield about 25 cookies. 

Cob Feed Cookies 

 8 cups dry cob feed (corn, oats, barley mix)
3 cups ground carrots
1 ground apple
1/2 cup corn oil
2 cups flour
2 cups molasses
 Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed. Let stand for at least an hour. Stir the mixture well. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on to a well-oiled cookie sheet. Using your fingers press down the cookie into a round slightly flattened shape. Bake at 350° F for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven. These will burn easily so be sure not to leave them in too long. Bake in a convection oven for 12 minutes or about 15 minutes in a conventional oven. Put the cookies on racks to cool then store them in a tight container. This recipe makes between 6-9 dozen cookies.  

 Oat Mash 
1 ration of rolled, crushed or crimped oats
3 few cut up carrots
2 few cut up apples
1 cup. molasses
1 or 2 Teaspoons salt   Mix all ingredients in a feed bucket. Combine with suitable quantity of boiling water (completely soaked up by oats). Cover and let steam until cool enough to feed to your horse. (30-45 minutes preparation time).   

   Bran Mash Especially good for pregnant mares during the late months of their term or horses that need to recoup after illness

8 – 12 cups wheat bran
1 cup rolled, crushed or crimped oats
1/4 cup corn oil
1/4 cup molasses
1-1/2 to 2-1/2cups boiling water
1 carrot, sliced
1 apple, sliced
 Combine bran and oats in feed bucket. Add boiling water to desired consistency. Stir in oil, molasses, carrot and apple. Cover and allow to sit. Serve when cool enough to feed.  


  Sweet Feed Cookies

1 cup sweet feed (molasses mixed with corn, oats, barley) etc.
2 – 3 cups wheat bran
1 cup flax seed
1 Tablespoon salt
4 large apples, shredded
1 shredded Carrot
1 cup. Molasses
1/2-cup brown sugar
1-cup applesauce
  Mix molasses, brown sugar, apples and applesauce in bowl.Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.Gradually combine wet and dry ingredients together, only using enough of the wet ingredients to make thick dough. Add more bran if necessary.Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil. Drop batter onto cookie sheet in tablespoon amounts. Flatten. Bake slowly at 300° F. for 1 hour, turn cookies over and continue to bake for another 45 minutes until thoroughly dried. Reduce heat if cookies begin to brown excessively or to burn.Store in covered container or zip-locked plastic bag.  

   Molasses Apples   2 Apples
1 Cup Bran
1 Carrot, Shredded
3/4 Cups Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sweet Feed
2 Sprigs of Parsley or Green Carrot Top
Confectionery Sugar
Core two apples and dig out as much of the center as you canto create a crater.Mix shredded carrot with bran, molasses, brown sugar and sweet feed in a large bowl. Add more molasses or bran to give mixture a stiff consistency. Scoop mixture out of the bowl and press into cored applies. Press fairly tightly.
To garnish: Drip a small amount of molasses over the top so it runs down sides of the apple. Add a sprig of parsley or carrot greens, sprinkle with confectionery sugar and serve immediately! Serve in a feed bucket, as this is a sticky treat. Serves two horses.


 87.  Peppermint Cookies 2 cups of flour
1 cup of oats
1/4 cup of molasses
10 crushed peppermints
2 apples shredded and drained
1 Carrot shredded and drainedMix flour and oats together. Add molasses if the mixture is not doughy. Add water slowly until it is doughy. Add peppermints, carrot apples. Cook until golden brown at 350 degrees.