Horse Treat RECIPE: Dressage Nest

Lots going on in the Capital Cow-house. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, we’ve had dressage on the brain. And we are praying for spring.

After a very wintry day and two successful dressage tests, here’s a new seasonal recipe. Your horse won’t complain if the Easter bunny hides these at the barn…

dressage nest and daffodil


Dressage Nests

  • 1 c rolled oats
  • 1/2 c natural peanut butter (Find a brand with only one – yes, 1 – ingredient. Peanuts. Pure and simple)
  • 3 tbsp honey (A native Floridian, I chose Orange Blossom)
  • 1/4 c water
  • Jumbo nonpareil sprinkles

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease muffin tin. Blend oats, peanut butter, honey, and water thoroughly in food processor. Drop spoonfuls into each muffin tin. Press the mixture flat into each muffin well. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove tin from oven and increase temperature to 300 degrees F. Press nonpareils into the surface of each “nest.” Return the tin to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes. Let cool.

dressage nest close

Your mouth will water when you smell these treats. And your horse will rob them from your pockets. You’ve been warned!

9 thoughts on “Horse Treat RECIPE: Dressage Nest

  1. I’m curious…are all these “equine “treats tested in humans for taste and gastrointestinal safety? They look good enough for me to sign up as a “guinea pig” taste volunteer…if you knowwhatImeanVern…ahem.

    • Good question. Some are good for humans, some less so. I don’t know about you, but molasses is a very strong flavor! On the other hand, the honey-based treats are delicious. But yes, we’d love to have you taste away.

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