Thankful For Horses


Happy Thanksgiving All!  I know what I’m thankful for, besides my beautiful family and somehow surviving this recession I’m thankful for horses.  Can you imagine life without them?  I can’t!


One of my students Kenley who is Dundee’s owner (Cristino’s favorite horse) is so sweet.  She makes Dundee this “Horsey Salad” as she calls it.  I had to take a picture of it last night.  I wanted to eat it, it looked so good.



Horsey Salad

Horsey Salad


Here’s Kenley’s recipe:

  • Some nice Orchard Grass Hay, that’s the lettuce. 
  • Add a little Sweet Feed, that’s the protein.
  • 6 Little horse treats, those are the croutons lol.
  • A cut up apple.
  • A cut up carrot.

I’m sure your horse won’t mind if you don’t slice the fruit and veg, but Kenley likes to go the extra mile for Dundee.  You could even add some dressing to it by pouring in some corn oil.  Corn oil makes horse’s have the best hair coats.  It’s one of my favorite tricks.


Enjoy your Thanksgiving and try not to eat too much!  Who am I kidding?  EAT and Enjoy!!!


About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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3 Responses to Thankful For Horses

  1. Sabrina says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your wonderful family, and your great horses!! ((HUGS!!)) to you all!! :)

  2. Popstar(omg) says:

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! and that horsey salad looks yummy and I am thankful for all the samethings my family who loves me deerly, my friends, and my horses that put a smile on my face every time I see them. :) I hope you have/ had a great Thanksgiving (HUGS)

  3. dcastro says:

    Thanks Guys! Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I hope your day was relaxing and fun. Hugs back at ya.

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