Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happy 5th Birthday Odin!

You only come of age once, right?  Might as well go all out and party hard.  Odin turned 5 on Saturday, May 14 although we saved his birthday party for today.

I made some homemade horse biscuits using a recipe from here:
2 carrots, shredded
2 apples , shredded
1/3 cup molasses
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1.5  cup oatmeal
  • Generously grease a muffin tin.  I used cupcake paper cup things instead and these still stuck to them some.
  • Mix carrots and apples into a bowl with molasses, water, flour and oatmeal. Mixture should have a thick and doughy consistency. 
  • Scoop dough into a muffin tin and bake in the oven at 400F for 30-50 minutes or until well cooked.
These were a huge hit with all the horses and besides being kind of a sticky mess were really easy.

I also hit the dollar store for some horse decorations.  Using the horse cookies as bribery, the Odinpotamus was happy to let us decorate him at will.  I am not usually into this kind of stuff, but with a horse that just likes to be played with it was pretty fun.

I am embarrassed for you, human

OK, the crown means I can tell you what to do, so that's cool

We aren't really riding with the crown, are we?

People, this is just ridiculous

Barn cats party too
He was very snuggly after his ride so Jon wanted to get some cute shots too

More to come on how things have been going (spoiler - mostly great) but one last picture for today.  When you are so tired from a trainer ride that you can't even hold your own lip up

He stayed like this for two solid minutes, just leaning his gums on me.  Weirdo.



  1. Ha those pictures are priceless!! Happy birthday Odin!!

  2. So cute in his crown! Happy birthday Odin!