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Are Apples Good For Your Horse?

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Are Apples Good For Your Horse? An apple a day may keep the doctor away for you, but that may not be the case for your horse.

Horses Apples

Apple season is almost in full swing. You’re not the only one excited for the sweet taste of apples. Actually, your horse is probably a bigger fan of this delicious fruit than you are! The good news? This sweet, sugary fruit is great for horses! So, tell your horse to calm down because no one is taking them away.

Benefits of Eating Apples

  • Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen and repairs tissues
  • Vitamin K promotes strong bones and prevents blood clots
  • Vitamin E protects red blood cells from being attacked
  • Fiber keeps the digestive system in order

Always limit quantities of sugary fruit. There’s no need to spoil your horse’s diet. Save these as a healthy treat! It is also advisable to cut them into pieces. Feeding an apple whole can be very dangerous. If you horse snatches the entire thing, there is a risk they could choke.

A Tasty Apple Treat Recipe

Organic Apple Oatmeal Horse Treats

By: Mother Earth News

Ingredients:
3 cups organic uncooked old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup organic applesauce
¼ cup organic molasses
½ cup organic flour

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl
  • Add the molasses and applesauce and stir until well-incorporated
  • Once mixed, form the thick batter into teaspoon-sized balls and place them close together (but not touching) on a sprayed cookie tray
  • Bake the treats for 15 to 20 minutes and then remove from oven
  • Leave the treats on the tray for 5 minutes to allow time for the treats to cool and harden
  • Once completely cool, store the treats in an airtight container

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