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New Year Beer Mash Recipe

Horses Love Beer

Did you know … ?

Horses Like Beer!

So don’t forget to give your horse a treat when you celebrate this New Year – and it could actually be good for his health!




~ from Holistic Horse Care

“We all know Guinness is good for you.”

This has been the ad slogan for Guinness since 1929. This is the slogan that many horse trainers/owners also agree. Guess what? A lot of us like drinking beer to celebrate and we are not alone.

Horses in Ireland enjoy a pint of Guinness often. Some get a pint daily. Some horses are so picky, they would only drink Guinness (Zenyatta only drinks Guinness). No wonder they like it – it is good tasting and helps them to relax.

Many trainers believe the yeast in the dark beer like Guinness is really good for horses. There is also an active ingredient, hops, which is known to soothe anxiety, relax muscles and relax spasms of the digestive tract.

Some trainers/horsemen also believe Guinness helps horses with anhydrosis (non-sweat condition). There are also many coverage on how beer help horses cure from spasmodic colic as it appears that beer has an anesthetizing effect on the bowel and relaxes muscle spasms, which cause the horse pain.

Don’t worry, you will not get your horse drunk with a pint or two!




Beer Mash Recipe brought to you by EcoLicious Equestrian

Mix together:
• 8 cups of bran
• 8 cups of oats
• pinch of sea salt
• hot water
• 1 can of dark beer

Add enough water to thoroughly moisten the ingredients, add salt, mix and let it steep until cool enough to feed.

Of course, you don’t really have to wait until next New Year’s Day – I can’t imagine any horse not enjoying this treat at any time of the year!