Homemade Electrolyte Horse Treats
Go-to horse treats for hot days and hydrating hard-working horses.
Most of us get how important hydration is for horses and how much they can sweat when its hot and they are working hard. Sure you can sprinkle some electrolytes on their feed and give them access to salt but where is the fun in that? Besides have you checked out most of the electrolytes that are out there. They’re loaded with artificial garbage. Just what your horse doesn’t need.
Replenishing your horse’s electrolytes will keep them energized and keep their systems working well for good digestion and muscle recovery. The powerhouse ingredients in these treats consist of kale, kiwi, and Real salt to provide vitamin E, C, A, and K as well as calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium to replenish what is lost when your horse sweats. To thicken them up and add flavor + omega benefits I went with fruit blend ground flax so I didn’t have to add flour.
Peel the kiwi and pop everything into the food processor of blender and you’re good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
After scooping them out onto the silicon drying mats I topped them off with a bit of Redmond Real Salt. The Real salt helps to restore minerals lost from sweating and adds flavor. Its excellent for brining out the flavor in foods too and unlike table salt its actually beneficial for your body.
The electrolyte horse treats don't look as fancy as some of my other dehydrator horse treat recipes but they're so beneficial I can overlook that.
Electrolyte Horse Treats
Throw all the ingredients into your food processor. No food processor no worries you can use a blender or Ninja. Blend up the mixture until it is the texture of thick oatmeal (you will need to scrape the sides a couple times to get it to all blend evenly). Spoon onto drying sheets on your dehydrator trays. It works best to make smaller treats about the size of a quarter. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for four hours then flip and dry another 3 hours. *Note if your horse prefers crunchy treats you can get them to come out more crisp by ditching the drying sheet 1/2 way through and just flipping them onto the trays to dry the rest of the way.
*Note drying times may vary based on the type of dehydrator you use and how much stuff you are drying at once so it’s best to check them every few hours. The extras can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 months, just be sure they are really dry since there are no preservatives. If are concerned about them still having a bit of moisture after they are done you can also store them in the fridge to be sure they won’t go bad.