Equestrian Valentine's Day Gift: For Rider, Horse & Dog
Posted on January 29 2017
Marketers tell us that the ideal Valentine's Day gift is a romantic one; roses, chocolates and maybe a little stuffed animal. Sure, but the real way to my heart is something I can use throughout the year (ah hem, horse tack or equestrian apparel...wink, wink) and for bonus points throw in a couples trail ride. Can I get an amen ladies!? :)
Well, I wish I could personally talk to all of the significant (or potential significant) others that may need shopping assistance before February, 14th, but since I can't help you there, as consolation I'm sending a fun and delicious horse treat recipe, dog treat recipe and a discount code just for you! Treat your four-legged true love, or be the ultimate gift-giver and make some extras for all the ponies at the barn, by baking them something from the heart!
"Usually, one's cooking is better than one thinks it is." ~ Julia Child
No Julia Child type skills needed here...though we do love her quotes! You will love this easy peasy and delicious dog treat recipe that Sara, of Pouwer Patties, has graciously shared with us. I have the pleasure of regularly being a vendor right next to the best dog and horse cookie baker in the Chicagoland area. Usually, you can find a line at Sara's table because word around the Ledges Sporting Horses is that dogs and ponies become treat connoisseurs after having her patties. I can't confirm that, but I can tell you my daughters swear her patties are their secret to making our dogs sit on command and the reason the horses come running to greet them.
But our recipe sharing doesn't stop there. We also have a tried and true horse treat recipe to share with you. This recipe is one my girls and I have enjoyed making over the years. We found it super easy to make and most importantly my super picky gelding loves them!
Willing to give it a baking-go? Don your apron and enjoy!
Dog Treats-What you'll need:
~ 2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
~ 2 tsp cinnamon
~ 1 tsp baking powder
~ 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
~ 1/2 cup pumpkin or 1 banana
Combine all ingredients. Roll out to about 1/4 inch. Cut with your favorite cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Decorate!
Horse Treats-What you'll need:
~ 2 chopped apples (or 2 chopped carrots)
~1 cup oatmeal
~ 1 tsp brown sugar
~ 1 cup flour
~ 1/4 cup molasses
~ 1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients. Flatten dough and cut with your favorite themed cookie cutters or roll into small balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Now for Your treat! We're sending you our love via a 25% off discount code on our ultimate Valentine's Day schooling sweatshirt! Actually, our Love the View Sweatshirt is adorable throughout the year, but is especially fun to rock during the month of February! (If a special someone needs a little nudge for the perfect gift idea, go ahead...hit the share button at the bottom! ;)
Shop the Love the View Sweatshirt in Berry or Vibrant Sky. Code 'Love' at checkout for 25% off today!
Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day!
xoxo Julie (Equestrianista) & Sara (Pouwer Patties)
PS - Let us know how your treats turned out! Bonus points for pic's of your pony enjoying them ;)