Thanksgiving Dinner (For your Pony)

Happy Thanksgiving from the Colorado Equestrian Connection!

It’s that time of the year where we gather our loved ones around a feast and tell each other what we’re thankful for. We, the horse lovers of the groups, add (sometimes silently) our equine friends for everything they do. Why not give your pony a Thanksgiving treat too?

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  • Did you know you can feed your horse green beans, corncobs, and celery? Some horses aren’t very fond of these, but it’s always worth doing a taste test in the pursuit of a new treat.   So, when you’re preparing your dinner this year, save the celery ends from your stuffing to take to the barn, cut up the corncobs into bite-sized pieces after shaving off the corn, and pull aside a handful of green beans before making your casserole- you may find a new favorite!
  • Every pony loves carrots! Don’t roast them all when preparing Thanksgiving dinner, stash some away for your loving equine.
  • Apples. Need we say more?
  • What is Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie? Your pony deserves some too! Follow these instructions for our Homemade Horse Treats. Use canned pumpkin in place of the carrots and add a bit of Cinnamon to create a pie treat! You could also make an Apple Pie treat by using shredded apple or Applesauce instead of pumpkin. You may need less or no water while using either the pumpkin or Applesauce; keep an eye on the dough until the consistency matches what is stated in the recipe.

 

Please remember that horses are herbivores, turkey has no place in their Thanksgiving feast. Potatoes contain alkaloids that are toxic to your equine, please refrain from sharing your Mashed Potatoes. There is still some debate about whether or not sweet potatoes are bad for horses- try researching before feeding any to yours.