Are you looking for a special treat to give your horses this holiday season? Look no further: The Horse staff members have compiled and made four homemade horse treat recipes just in time for Christmas. And to get the verdict on each straight from the horse’s mouth, their own horses served as the treat testers.


Erica Larson—News Editor

This recipe is based off one The Horse shared in its February 2012 article, Healthy Horse Treats, which provides insight on what to consider when feeding your horses snacks. Since her horse Dorado loves grapes and raisins, Erica added raisins to her horse treats.

Erica’s horse Dorado gives the homemade treats a try and gives his stamp of approval.

Photos: Erica Larson (top), Adam Spradling (bottom)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup beer
  • 2 cups molasses
  • 1 pound grain
  • 1/2 cup raisins

What To Do:

  • Mix the flour, beer, and molasses thoroughly. Add grain to mixture slowly and mix well. Finally, mix in raisins.
  • Pour this mixture into an oiled 12-by-15-inch pan, a