7 Jun 2012

Horse Cookies

Carrot and Apple Cookies

1 cup sweet feed
2 cup bran
1 cup flax seed
4 large carrots, shredded
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, carrots and applesauce in one bowl.
In another bowl mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the molasses
mixture with the dry ingredients. Add only enough molasses mixture to
form a thick dough, add more bran if necessary.

Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Using a tablespoon, drop batter
onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly to form portions about the size of a
silver dollar. Bake at 300 degrees F for about 1 hour. Flip and bake for
an additional 45 minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make
sure they don't burn.
Whinny Bars

2 Cups Dry Oatmeal
3/4 Cup Grain
3 Cups Bran
1 Cup Molasses

Mix Oats, Grain and Bran together in a bucket. Drizzle in Molasses while
mixing with you hands (you're looking for a consistency a little thinner
than Play-Doh). Place dollups (about half a handful) on a cookie sheet
and bake at 350 for ten minutes. These have a tendency to burn. They never get completely hard, but they store nicely.
Sunday Cookies

1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Shredded Carrots
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tablespoons corn oil
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Molasses

Mix ingredients in a bowl in the order listed. Make small balls and
place on a cookie sheet, spray them with Pam. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Yummy Oat Cookies

1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Bran
1 Cup Water
1 Tablespoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses

Mix ingredients together, grease a cookie sheet. Drop spoon size balls
onto sheet. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until hard on the outside.
Refrigerate any uneaten cookies.
Oat Molasses Cookies

2 Cups Dry Oatmeal
1/2 Cup grated Carrots
3 Tablespoons Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
Combine all ingredients. Add enough water to make a soft dough. Stir
well. Form cookies. Bake 350 for 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Carrot Cookies

1 Cup Dry Oatmeal
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup shredded Carrots
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Molasses
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on
greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Carrot and Apple Cookies

1 Cup Sweet Feed
2 Cups Bran
1 Cup Flax Seed
4 Large Carrots, shredded
1 Cup Molasses
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Apple sauce
Mix Molasses, Brown Sugar, Carrots and Apple sauce in one bowl. In
another mix the dry ingredients. Slowly combine the Molasses mixture with the
dry ingredients. Add only enough Molasses mixture to form a thick dough,
add more Bran if necessary. Line cookie sheet with foil. Drop batter onto
foil with a tablespoon and flatten slightly to form portions about the size
of a silver dollar. Bake at 300 for 1 hour. Flip and bake an additional 45
Minutes until they are dried out. Keep checking to make sure they do not
Apple Cookies

1 Cup Margarine
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Bran
1 Cup diced Carrots
1 Cup diced Apples
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Cups Quick Cooking Dry Oatmeal
2 Eggs
Cream Margarine and Sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. combine
Flour, Bran and Baking soda. Blend into a creamed mixture. Stir in Oats,
Carrots, and Apples. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Horse Cookies

2 cups dry oatmeal
3/4 cup grain
3 cups bran
1 cup molasses
Mix oats, grain and bran together in a bucket. Drizzle in molasses while
mixing with your hands. Place handfulls on a cookie sheet and bake at
375� for 8 minutes.
Electrolyte Cookies

2 cups oats (I use crimped oats or barley/mix)
3/4 cup grain (I use either LMF or barley)
3 cups bran
1 cup molasses
1 cup water (may vary depending upon altitude)
12-24 1-oz. scoops of powdered electrolytes (depends how strong you want them) Mix all the ingredients together. You should have a consistency a little thinner than play-doh. If it isn`t wet or sticky enough, add a little more water or molasses. Place large spoonfuls on a (greased) cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes. These have a tendancy to burn so keep an eye on them.
Cob Cookies

8 cups dry cob feed (corn,oats,barley mix)
3 cups ground carrots
1/2 cup corn oil
2 cups flour
2 cups molasses (use livestock grade from feed store - it's cheaper!)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well mixed. Let stand
for at least an hour (so the grain can absorb some of the moisture).
Stir the mixture well. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on to a well oiled cookie sheet. Using your fingers and the teaspoon 'smoosh' the cookie into a round slightly flattened shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on your oven. These will burn easily so be sure not to leave them in too long. Put the cookies on racks to cool then store them in a tight container. Makes between 6-9 dozen.
Apple Horse Cookies

1 c. sweet feed
2 - 3 c. wheat bran
1 c. flax seed
1 T. salt
4 large apples, shredded
1 c. molasses
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. applesauce

Mix molasses, brown sugar, apples and applesauce in bowl. Mix dry
ingredients in a separate bowl. Gradually combine wet and dry
ingredients together, only using enough of the wet ingredients to make a
thick dough. Add more bran if necessary.

Line cookie sheet with foil and spray with oil. Drop batter onto cookie
sheet in tablespoon amounts. Flatten with a fork. Bake slowly at 300� F.
for 1 hour, turn cookies over and continue to bake for another 45
minutes until thoroughly dried. Reduce heat if cookies begin to brown
excessively or to burn.

Store in covered container or zip-locked plastic bag and dole out as
special treats to your equine buddies.
Horse Cookies

1 cup uncooked oats
1 cup flour
1 cup shredded carrots
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup molasses
Mix ingredients in bowl as listed. Make little balls and place on cookie
sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or light brown.
More Horse Cookies

15 cups sweet feed
4 - 12 oz Jars of dark molasses
1 cup water
5 cups flour

Mix the first 3 ingredients, then add flour to hold the dough together.
Coat mini muffin tins with vegetable spray, then use a spoon to press
dough into each compartment. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or
until dark brown. Let cool, then store in an airtight container.
"I Didn't Buck Today" Treats

2 sticks butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
2 cups dry oatmeal
1 cup alfalfa pellets

Mix butter with sugar and eggs until smooth. Add dry ingredients slowly.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake for about 8 minutes at 350�.
Microwave Horse Cookies

2 cups of flour
5cups of oatmeal
1/2 cup corn oil
1 clove of garlic
1 cup of diced carrots
Directions: Combine ingredients in bowl. Make small balls, place on
microwaveable plate, flatten balls. Bake at high for 6 minutes per batch.
Easy no cook snaps

4 Cups of bran
4 Cups of applesauce
Directions: Mix ingredients together. Batter should be doughy. Roll out
with rolling pin, cut shapes with cookie cutter. Let dough dry and serve.
Horse Cookies

1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
1 cup of flour
1 cup of shredded carrots
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of molasses
Directions: Mix ingredients in bowl in order listed. Make small balls
and flatten on greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes till golden brown.
** Compliments of Bay Area Equestrian Network
Peppermint Bran Mash
Ingredients: 1 cup crushed candy canes or hard peppermint candies; 3 to 5 cups bran; 1 tablespoon salt; 1 carrot, diced; 1 carrot, diced; 1/2 cup molasses; 2 cups sweet feed. Dissolve crushed candy in 2 to 3 cups of boiling water and let water cool to warm. Then, mix all ingredients together except sweet feed in a feed bucket. Add more warm water to make it soupy, rather than crumbly. Cover with towel and let stand until cool. Right before serving, spread a thin layer of sweet feed over the top and sprinkle on some crushed candy to garnish

27 Apr 2012

Lukas the horse world's smartest

With over three thousand fans on Facebook, Lukas became known worldwide in 2011 to be considered by the Guinness Book World's Smartest Horse. With nineteen Thoroughbred Brown was able to identify the greatest number of ordinal numbers, a total of nineteen. Under the instruction of her trainer Karen Murdock, actions such as sit and search for objects are common in daily horse.

Ten years ago, the animal was adopted by Karen after suffering abuse from the old owner, who used it for racing. How not had good results, was left in a backyard with limited space and without care.

Although we always want a horse race, when faced with the horse, the trainer soon realized there other skills. Due to the surprising intelligence, Karen put aside the race and spent years using methods of repetition, allowing Lukas identify numbers and objects in surprising ways.


Source: Portal R7

14 Apr 2012

Swimming swimsuit inspired treatment and prevention of injuries in horses in London 2012

Years ago, the swimming world was shaken by the "supermaiôs." The clothes helped athletes pulverizarem records in swimming pools and created so much controversy that eventually banned. Little remains of those swimsuits in swimming, horseback riding but the legacy still remains, serving as inspiration for a curious invention Matthew Spice, which will be used in London in 2012.

Aware of the benefits that brought the suit for athletes, this former rugby player thought "why not do the same for the horses?". The appearance, as can be seen in the photo, it is strange, but this kind of suit can help performance horses in competitions. But instead of improving the speed of the animal, the laundry aids in the prevention and treatment of lesions.

In London-2012, for example, all animals will be using the invention in air travel to avoid stress and muscle maintain body temperature. And not only that. The horses will also use the suit before and after training sessions and competitions
During all the years I developed the costumes, I realized that the horses love it. Horses that are injured, young and old horses, they love it. I've never seen a horse attempts to bite the costume, which is quite significant, "said Spice.

The benefits of costumes tablets are not new in medicine or in sport. Football players used to prevent injury to the thigh, for example, while patients with thrombosis use half tight to assist in movement, among other applications. The merit of the inventor was carrying Australian technology for the horses.

30 Mar 2012

Undecided on horseback in London, dealing with jealousy Luiza 'Samba'

Ready to play in his second Olympics in dressage, Luiza Almeida has not yet decided what will your horse to compete in the 2012 London Games. 'Samba', your pet since age 13, is jealous of the Amazon, while she also tries to mingle with 'Pastor'.

"Training with the 'Samba' is a long time. I have great affinity with him, but he is jealous of me, with my brothers and even my boyfriend. He bites and gets a little irritated. O 'Samba' does not like do with me, "Pastor," said the rider. Both horses are breed Lusitano.

Luis admits that he has more affection for 'Samba', but believes that the height of 'Pastor' can be decisive in choosing your horse for the Olympic Games. "The 'Pastor' is much larger than the 'Samba'. He is 1.75 m in height while the 'Samba' is 1.58 m. For training, the size of it helps a lot, he has more potential than samba. To London I buy a greater affinity with the 'Pastor'. I'll make evidence abroad, who have the best result is what will, I can not think of the heart, "said Luiza, who will travel to Europe in May to make final preparations for the Olympics.

Training in the country
The equestrian competitions at the Olympics comprise three categories: jumping, dressage and CCE (eventing). Most Brazilian competitors who go to London train in Europe, the cradle of the sport.

Luis believes that staying in the selection of riders training in Brazil will help expand the sport in the country. "We have to battle it is that riders stay here. We need to develop the sport in the country, not to stay with just one or two idols, "said the athlete who qualified for the London Olympics by being the first in the rankings of the Latin American training.

For the London Games, Luiza Almeida improve their dreams result of Beijing 2008 (ranked 40th luigar) and at least get to the finals of the sport. However, she sees only chance of a medal for Brazil in 2016, the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"Brazil is very new in this sport. The medal in London is practically impossible, but for 2016, I believe in the medal to Brazil. My goal for this year is to reach the final, "concluded the rider.

24 Feb 2012

Horses the size of small dogs were common for 50 million years

For more than 50 million years, was much more heat in the earth and horses, to adapt to these temperatures werealmost the size of small dogs, wandering the forests of North America, according to a study published on Thursdayby Science magazine.

These earliest known horse called Sifrhippus actually become smaller over tens of thousands of years, an age in which methane emissions have soared, possibly due to large volcanic eruptions. And the research could contribute to the knowledge of how modern animals on the planet can adapt to global warming.To reach this result, the scientists analyzed fossil teeth of horses found in Wyoming (northwest).Many animals have become extinct during this period of 175,000 years in length, known as the Thermal Maximum of the Paleocene-Eocene, which occurred 56 million years ago. Others decreased in size to survive with limited resources.According to a study author, Jonathan Bloch, of the Natural History Museum of Florida (Southeast), the average world temperatures rose 10 degrees Fahrenheit during this period due to the significant increase of carbon dioxide emitted into the air and oceans.The sea surface temperature in the Arctic was then 23 degrees centigrade, as the subtropical waters of the contemporary.The research showed that Sifrhippus fell by almost a third, until you reach the size of a small dog (four pounds) for the first 130,000 years of the period. Then he began to grow again until you get to seven pounds in the last 45,000 years of the period. Approximately one third of known mammal also become smaller during this time.
According to researchers, observing the reaction to climate change Sifrhippus of his time has major questions about how modern mammals respond to global warming today, what is happening much faster. By current estimates, the Earth's average temperature could rise by four degrees Celsius in just a century against the thousands of years it took to reach a level similar in Paleocene-Eocene.
"We estimate that about a third of mammals shrink in size and some will be very small, with up to half his original body weight," says Ross Secord, University of Nebraska and lead author of the article in "Science". "As warming occurred much more slowly during the PETM, the mammals had more time to adjust the size of their bodies. Thus, it is unclear whether we will see the same thing happen in the near future, but it is quite possible. There is a huge difference scale between the two heating which raises questions as' animals able to keep pace with climate change and readjust the size of their bodies over the next two centuries? "