Ways to Show Your Horse Love on Valentine’s Day
At Oak Haven Acres, we can’t think about Valentine’s Day and love without honoring our beloved horses. Of course, we strive to show our equines love all year round, but this is a special time of year. Now, if you’re a horse enthusiast like us, then you’re wondering what you can do that’s extra to show your furry friend how much you care.
Ways to Show Love on Valentine’s Day
While it’s impossible for the equines to understand the significance of a holiday dedicated to love, they will undoubtedly be thankful for any gestures you do to make them feel more appreciated. Here are a few ways to capture the heart of your beloved horse and help you two develop a more profound fondness for one another.
1. Give Them a Gift or a Sweet Treat
Okay, so the chances of your horse enjoying roses and a candlelit dinner are slim, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t like sweet treats. Why not give your equine something they will enjoy? Some things that they would love include a molasses treat, peppermint, natural peanut butter bites, and even horse snap gingerbread cookies. Yes, you can whip up some tasty treats that are delicious and nutritious.
2. Give Them a Spa Day
Did you know that many horses love to be groomed? It’s because of all that special attention you’re giving them, as it feels so good. What a great way to show how much you love them on Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of tutorials online that can help you learn to braid their hair or do other unique spa-like treatments.
3. Have a Photo Shoot
Does your equine long to be Facebook famous? There are plenty of horse enthusiasts like us on social media and getting some glamour shots with your furry friend is the stuff we like to see. Why not have an old-fashioned photoshoot with your animal to commemorate the day?
4. Give Them Your Undivided Attention
Just like humans, more than any gifts or special treatment. They want you to talk to them, pet them, and tell them how much of a good boy or girl they’ve been. It’s just these little tender moments that connect you, and they would rather spend a few minutes with you uninterrupted than any treat or gift you can buy.
5. Let Them Have Fun
Horses like to play, and they have their favorite activities. Why not let them do the things they love on a day that celebrates this feeling? Many times, horses love getting out of the barn and hitting the trails.
They love you riding them into the meadow and talking the whole way. Plus, they may like to do jumps or just lay and frolic in the grass? Whatever makes your horse friend happy, let them indulge on their special day.
Equine Safe Recipes
Here are some recipes that are horse friendly. Just remember, when giving them things like sugar and honey, a little is all they need.
1 C. Dark Molasses
3¾ Cups of Wheat Flour
1 C. Shortening
1 C. Unrefined Sugar or honey
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ginger
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients to make a dough. Roll the dough into small balls and press flat to bake. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until done.
2 Large eggs
¾ C. Coconut oil
1 C. Unrefined sugar or honey
¼ C. Dark Molasses
2 ¾ C. Wheat flour
1.5 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Cloves
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. Slowly incorporate the two together to make a dough. Refrigerate the dough for 2-4 hours before use. Once chilled, roll into small balls and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
All Natural Peanut Butter Balls
2 C. Rolled oats
1 C. All natural peanut butter
4 tbsp. Honey
3 tbsp. Ground flax
The best part of this recipe is that you don’t have to bake a thing. Just mix the ingredients and roll them into balls. Refrigerate before serving. If you’re short on time and don’t want to make something from scratch, you can give them berries, apples, or cantaloupe.
Final Thoughts on Showing Love to Your Equine on Valentine’s Day
While not everyone will see the need to celebrate such an occasion with their horse, at Oak Haven Acres, we’re all about our equines. Try some of these yummy recipes listed above and give your beloved friend a special day they will remember. You will only strengthen the bond between you and your furry sidekick by doing these small little gestures.