Our Privacy/Cookie Policy contains detailed information about the types of cookies & related technology on our site, and some ways to opt out. By using the site, you agree to the uses of cookies and other technology as outlined in our Policy, and to our Terms of Use.

Close

Homemade Treat Ball to Hang in Stalls for Horses

By Ann Compton

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images

If bad weather keeps your horse in his stall or he's on stall rest recovering from an injury, a hanging treat ball will keep him busy. A horse with nothing to do will chew his stall, pace or mash his hay underfoot. A treat ball containing carrots, grain and molasses is easy to make and a simple solution to avoid equine boredom.

Step 1

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, mixing until grain is thoroughly coated.

Step 2

Let the mixture stand for at least an hour, until the grain absorbs most of the liquid. Stir the mixture well.

Step 3

Spoon the mixture into angel food molds, or roll into large balls. Pack firmly.

Step 4

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Watch to be sure the treats don't burn and adjust the baking time accordingly.

Step 5

Allow the treats to cool. Store any leftovers in a tight container.

Step 6

Thread bailing twine or string through the treat. Hang in your horse's stall loosely enough so the treat swings.

Video of the Day

Brought to you by Cuteness
Brought to you by Cuteness

Items you will need

  • 8 cups horse grain or sweet feed
  • 3 cups ground carrots
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups molasses
  • Small angel food mold

Tips

  • 💡 Purchase livestock-grade molasses from the feed store to save money.
  • 💡 If you roll balls, poke a hole through the treat and thread bailing twine for hanging in the stall.

References (3)

Photo Credits

  • George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images
Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article