Rolled Carrot Nibbles

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  • 3 carrots with green tops
  • 1/3 cup cracked corn or feedCarrot
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • Brown sugar

Cut carrots into 3-inch pieces. Cut carrot greens off but don’t throw them away. Set all aside.

Pour molasses onto a plate with a lip. Mix in enough brown sugar, about 1 to 3 tablespoons, to thicken the molasses. Onto another plate, spread feed or cracked corn.

Roll carrots in the molasses mixture until they are completely covered. Then, roll carrots in the feed or cracked corn. Place rolled carrots in feed bucket. Wrap the carrot greens around carrots. If you have extra sauce, dribble over the top of the treat.

Super cleanup suggestion: Make this recipe directly in the feed bucket. Mix the molasses and brown sugar on the right-hand side of the feed bucket; place the grain on the left. Do your mixing and rolling directly in the bucket. It saves on cleanup, and your horse will lick his bucket clean.


The Original Book of Horse Treats by June V. Evers.

Apple/Carrot Pie

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Corn oil


4 apples

4 carrots, diced



Pour enough corn oil in the bottom of a pie pan to cover the bottom. Then, spread about 1/4 cup of sugar over the entire bottom. Slice apples horizontally in pieces about 1/2-inch thick. Lay them and the carrots down over the sugar. Pour a little more corn oil over the pie and sprinkle about 1/4 cup of sugar evenly over the entire top. Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Use a large serving spoon to serve equal portions to several horses

Peppermint-Stick Bran Mash

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Candy Cane 11 cup crushed candy canes

3 to 5 cups bran

1 tablespoon salt

1 carrot, diced

1/2 cup molasses

2 cups sweet feed



Dissolve crushed candy canes in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and let water cool to warm. Then, mix all ingredients together except sweet feed in a feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy, rather than crumbly. Cover with towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top and sprinkle on a crushed candy cane to garnish.

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Homemade Grooming Wipes Recipes!

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Homemade Grooming Wipes Recipe

3/4 cup Distilled water
1/4 cup Witch Hazel
1 tsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil
Essential Oils (optional, but a nice touch. I like Lavender’s natural calming effect and Peppermint is invigorating for early morning classes)

Directions: Combine ingredients and  mix. Fill a separate small container or ziplock bag with several cloths, rags or extra-strong paper towels and pour in liquid. You want to add enough that the cloths are moist, but not dripping wet. Mix well and keep them stored in the bag/container. Use to remove dirt,dust, mud, sweat and tears! For more ideas see 10 Uses for Baby Wipes at the Barn.

What’s your show ring grooming secret?


This recipe came from the Savvy and I strongly suggest you check out her Blog. I love all her tips and advice, great Blog!

Quick Tip

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Here’s a tip I came across at the last show I was at. I noticed a groomer using this Combination Scrub Brush & Soap scrub brushdispenser. He had a couple of them, one was filled with whiting shampoo and he was touching up the legs of the horse he was grooming. He would squeeze the shampoo out, scrub and then wipe with a wet rag. The legs became instantly clean and the groomer did not have to wash the whole horse (time saving).

I continued to watch him and then he grabbed another circle scrubber/dispenser. This one appeared to have water only and he used it to scrub the hooves washing off the dirt and then he dried and added hoof polish.

small scrubWhat a great Idea! These little dispensers are now going into my tack box!

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Silicone-free Detangler

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1/3 cup Avocado Oil  avocado oil

1/3 cup Rice Bran oil

A few drops Favorite essential oil

Spray Bottle


Mix avocado and rice bran oil in a spray bottle with a fine mister nozzle.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils and shake well.
Apply a light mist to mane and tail, let sit for a few minutes and comb out tangles. The light avocado and rice bran oil penetrate the shaft without leaving the hair too sticky or oily and it leaves a nice shine. I spray this on my dogs’ coats to repel fox tails and stickers.
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Mane and Tail Conditioner

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4 tablespoons clear or natural henna – optional
6 to 8 eggs – beaten
7 tablespoons of either avocado, hemp, rice bran or flax oil
A few drops of your favorite essential oils


Directions:horse Tail
You will need a bowl to whip up this conditioner fresh as needed. It is a nourishing meal complete with vitamin E and protein for mane and tail. The clear henna leaves a rich shine. Massage the mixture into your horses’ mane and tail and allow it to sit for 15 minutes, then rinse or shampoo as usual. Directions: Beat eggs, add henna and oil and beat until well mixed; apply.

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