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  1. #1
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    Question Barn Christmas Presents(Read to figure out please)

    Would like to create a Christmas bag for all the horses at my barn.

    looking for some cool ideas

    at the moment i was thinking:
    Peppermint horse treats
    treat recipe

    and then i went blank.

    if you have a peppermint treat recipe please share it!
    do you have ideas on what else to do?
    by the way we have about 30 horses
    ~riding is life~



  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponyhunter62 View Post
    Would like to create a Christmas bag for all the horses at my barn.

    looking for some cool ideas

    at the moment i was thinking:
    Peppermint horse treats
    treat recipe

    and then i went blank.

    if you have a peppermint treat recipe please share it!
    do you have ideas on what else to do?
    by the way we have about 30 horses
    Ours just got stockings that have: a banana, an apple, some peppermint candies, and 2-3 individual pieces from 2-3 different brands and flavors of horse treats.



  3. #3
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    Peppermint Bonbons

    1/3 c flour
    1/3 c molasses
    1/3 c sweetfeed

    Mix together (you may need to add more flour, I usually do) and put a peppermint in the middle. Grease a cookie sheet, bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. They come out soft, but harden up nicely so they can be stored at the barn. They are messy but horses tend to love them!

    I have also made homemade coat conditioner and I have tried to make the saddle conditioner but it never sets up correctly.



  4. #4
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    I found some cute, miniature, felt stockings at Target, in the dollar spot. Also found there, some bags of peppermints, that fit perfectly inside of them.....instant horsey gift for $2!! Actually, when I went back this past weekend to get some additional ones, I got 3 stockings and 3 bags of pappermints, and it came out to $4.02 with tax....they must have been less than a dollar, or marked down.....my brain is too tired to figure that one out
    Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket???



  5. #5
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    I do it simply...get a pack of paper lunch bags, hit the horse store and get several types of horse treats. Label to bags for each horse/rider and then start "one-potato/two-potato'ing the treats into the bags. Pretty soon, you'll have your treats all divied up (divvied?). I staple the bag closed and distribute them around.

    Don't forget the field boarders in the mix.
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"



  6. #6
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    Peppermint carrot horse treat recipe:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...es.html?cat=22


    Uncle Jimmy's hanging ball / likit recipe:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...es.html?cat=22



  7. #7
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    Hoof picks, small tack sponges, plastic comb, life savers candy, my favorite is the big jingle bell on a string (you can tie onto your saddle when you trail ride)



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