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.
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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Bingo is such a sweet horse with a real desire to make you happy. He has been showing western pleasure and English equitation for many years. However, that is not his favorite thing to do. Bingo would prefer to play. He loves trail courses because he has to use his mind to figure them out. He loves entertaining himself, he’s a real ham!
So, when my daughter said she was going to teach Bingo how to bow, I thought he would enjoy all the extra treats but would never actually learn to bow. I was wrong!
He loves it and it’s just one more game he gets to do before he has to really work. Bowing also helps loosen up a horse and keeps them limber.
Here’s how to teach your horse how to bow.
Start out with a treat, showing your horse what you have. Take the treat and hold it down near your horse’s knees. When he understands that he needs to look for the treat down below, start bringing the treat back so that it is in between his legs. Continue bringing it back until he needs to bend down and bow in order to reach the treat. It may take a few sessions to teach him, but if you add the voice aid to bow, he will soon learn what you want and start bowing when asked.