It has long been tradition in many European countries to feed beer (dark beer like Stout) to horses. Beer contains calcium, magnesium, niacin, potassium, folate and other micro-nutrients. Although there is no scientific evidence suggesting to - Stout is commonly used to ensure good appetite and to treat Anhidrosis (non-sweating).
We are not claiming any medicinal value for any of our treats, but most horses love the taste of beer. Brew Chews are the softest of our treats.
Hemp seed, one of the ingredients of The Original Horsies' Cookies, has been used by man for thousands of years. Among many other uses, hemp seed is used for people and animal food. It contains protein, carbohydrates, fiber, carotene, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6. Hemp seed, one of the best sources of essential fatty acids, has a perfect 3:1 ratio of omega-6 linoleic acid to omega-3 linoleic acid. Hemp seeds also contain gamma linolenic acid, which is usually derived only from specialty oils like borage or evening primrose oil.
Hemp seed surpasses flax seed in quality/ratio of EFA (essential fatty acids), and we encourage you to investigate the benefits of adding hemp to your horse's diet.
Randy's horse Ricochet
My friend Jackie
In December 1997 I had baked my all-time favorite Christmas cookies, with spices and honey. The cookies are very tasty, but also very crunchy. I shared some cookies with my friend Randy, but it turned out Randy thought the cookies were too crunchy, so he gave them to his horse Ricochet. Ricochet loved the cookies! Randy jokingly said I should bake cookies for horses instead of for people. We were laughing about it, but I decided to create a recipe especially for Ricochet: he also loved my Horsies Cookies!
My friend Jackie had 7 horses, so I brought her some of my horse cookies. Jackie's horses loved my cookies, too! Jackie suggested I should try to sell the cookies, and I thought it sounded like a great idea ......
That's how Horsies' Cookies came to be.
Although created for horses, Horsies' Cookies horse treats are also excellent treats for other animals like goats and pet pigs. I once received a letter from a customer who wrote that his pet pig Noah is going wild over Horsies' Cookies.
Horsies' Cookies are great for use in training, easily fit into your pockets, and will not crumble or melt.
Our goats (Oberhasli milk goats) learned the word "cookie" very fast: when our goats are out grazing, and when we want them to come to the gate, all we have to do is call "cookie, cookie!", and they come running!
We also heard of dogs besides our own who go wild over Horsies' Cookies, and without being told to do so, will in rapid succession go through all the tricks they know on their own - all in the hope of being rewarded with Horsies' Cookies!
That is why we now also offer Nina The Wonder Dog Beer Brownies.