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Fall, specifically October, is known as pumpkin season! Perhaps, you’re enjoying a pumpkin spice latte as you read this. I have some exciting news… horses can eat pumpkins too. In fact, they actually really enjoy them. The flesh and seeds are safe for their consumption. Many horse owners use the canned stuff for baking treats, as well.

These cookies are filled with yummy ingredients that your horse will love! They’re easy to store and can be kept at the barn.

Pony Pumpkin Pie, $21.50, Chargrin Saddlery

How cute! A tasty treat in the shape of pie. The white frosting is a cute touch.

Pumpkin Spice Poppers, MavBoutiqueAndBakery

Natural, vegan, and filled with sweetness, these treats will be a hit at the barn! They’re perfect for the season.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Horse Cookies DIY Recipe

Courtesy of: HorseGirl Blog


4 cups whole oats
1 can pumpkin
2 cups water
2 tsp baking powder
1 ¾ cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
1 tbsp honey or molasses (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Thoroughly mix the pumpkin and water together.
  • Add the flour, oats, and spices.
  • If desired, mix in the honey or molasses.
  • Drop a few tablespoons of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until done.

There’s going to be some happy horses out there! If these were a hit, try some DIY donut cookies. They’re too cute!