05-31-2011, 01:33 PM
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Salt/mineral licks are a very important part of horse care, IMO. They provide things your horse needs, especially when it is hot, but ALL year round. Like us, horses need potassium, magnesium, and of course ....salt. Sweating causes us and them to lose these things at a greater level than is sometimes safe. Even if it is cool and the horse isn't sweating, their diet can be lacking in these minerals....which is why it is a good idea to have one available all the time.
The fact that moo moo loved the lick is a good indicator that he/she needs one or more of these minerals/salt.
You did a good thing in providing one for your horses.