Horse Podcast Ep 76: Merry Christmas From Your EQA Team!

Happy Holidays from the EQA podcast team! Today has Ute, Krystal and Heather sharing some of their Christmas memories, treats they like to have and what they are hoping santa will bring them this year. We hope you enjoy hearing about what ornaments they like, where they like to collect them from and where they have spent Christmas in the past.  We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy New Year and can’t wait to share more Equestrian Adventures with you in the new year!

Ho, Ho, Ho Merry Christmas!

Here are a few christmas treats that I hope everyone including your ponies enjoy.

The Ultimate Horse Cookie

Horse Treats


  • 1 carrot
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup molasses or honey
  • 2 ½ cups of oats
  • 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grate the carrot and apple.
  3. Mix together all of the ingredients.
  4. Place large spoonfuls on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Cool for a few hours in the refrigerator.
  • Temperature 325°
  • Bake Time 30-40 minutes

Sugar Cookies for Humans

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 egg 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar


3 cups powdered sugar 3 to 5 tablespoons milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla Food colors, if desired Colored sugar or candy sprinkles, if desired


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  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, the softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, the almond extract and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Divide dough in half; shape dough into 2 disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 3 Roll each disk on lightly floured surface until 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters into desired shapes. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts at least 2 inches apart.
  • 4 Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat 3 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla with spoon until smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too stiff to spread, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time. Tint with food color. Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with colored sugar or candy sprinkles. Let stand about 4 hours or until frosting is set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature with waxed paper between layers.

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Your Hosts today:

Ute (India) Krystal (USA) Heather (Canada)

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  • Christmas ornament shopping around the world
  • Christmas Lights
  • Kneeling in church
  • gifts from Santa

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

Special Announcement

Today’s episode is sponsored by Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia

Please take a moment to check out Stone Horse Expeditions in Mongolia. They are a full service Expedition and Travel company in Mongolia where they offer horse treks through the vast wilderness. They ensure that Ecotourism guidelines are followed and a keen interest in the Protection of Nature and the Environment in Mongolia. At Stone Horse expeditions you will get to experience the Mongolian horse and they will be your trusted colleague while you trek through the beautiful countryside.

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Published by Krys Kolumbus Travel

Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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