This may seem like a dumb question, but it is just something I have never encountered with any of my previous horses.
Okay, Yahzi will not leave the salt lick alone. At the moment, we only have a straight (white) salt lick out in the field. She has been with us a week, now and has spent more time at the salt block in that time than the other two, combined, in the past year probably. I am not exaggerating when I say she has easily cut it's size by 1/4
At first, I just chalked it up to the fact that she had not had anything available at the previous locaiton, but she has not slowed down, at all, on her licking. Is there a point at which this would become a concern? I have never had a horse that was this persistent about the lick. Are there possible underlying issues that would be of concern that would lead to this seeming over-consumption? What, if any, would be the possible dangers of too much salt intake? She is eating, drinking and eliminating all in what I would consider normal ranges and giving me no overt, outward concerns of anything being wrong.