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Giving is better than receiving. Here are some horse treat ideas for Valentine’s Day. These suggestions are healthy so you can use them for clicker training too.

Carrot hearts ~ Ingredient

Cut a V-shaped notch along the length of the carrot with a pairing knife or the top of your peeler. Then slice the carrot into hearts. Adjust the shape a bit more if you like.


Apple hearts ~ Ingredient

Cut the apple into slices. Use a cookie cutter or a pairing knife to make heart shapes.



Special treat
If you want to make something really special, make your own horse treats.

Healthy Cinnamon Horse Cookies
The molasses is optional. If you don’t use molasses you can use an extract for flavouring, they are low-sugar treats.

1 ¾  cups uncooked (brown) rice / 6 cups cooked rice
1 cup ground stabilized flax
3 tablespoons cinnamon
½ cup flour
½ cup molasses (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit (135 degrees Celsius). Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cook the rice and let cool down.

Mix all ingredients together. It will make a very sticky dough.

Wet your hands before making little balls of the dough. This is very time consuming. If you don’t have much time you can also roll the dough simply onto the 2 cookie sheets with a rolling pin. Make it half an inch thick. Pre-cut the cookies with a pizza cutter into little squares before baking.

_healthy_horse_treats_hippologic_valentineBake them for 60 minutes. Turn cookies and bake for another 60 minutes. They should be crisp and not squishy. Let them cool down for several hours to harden.
If baked properly and stored in freezer or fridge, they will keep for up to several weeks.


I hope there is no need to keep them stored for weeks. My horse Kyra loves these!


These healthy cinnamon horse cookies make excellent gifts, too.


Sandra Poppema
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Comments on: "How to treat your horse on Valentines Day" (4)

  1. Janice said:

    How do I get horse head wreath in english


  2. Tate said:

    My horse LOVED the cinnamon treats! I’ll definitely include them into our training sessions and be sure to make them again. Really simple and easy to follow recipe, thank you. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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