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Barn Christmas Presents(Read to figure out please)

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  • 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
    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
      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
        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
          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
            Peppermint carrot horse treat recipe:

            Uncle Jimmy's hanging ball / likit recipe:


            • #7
              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)
              "Looked bigger when I couldn't see him."~ Jayne Cobb