So its 9:43 am my day to sleep in and a I get a call from one of my barn mates saying that the barn owner emailed us telling us we need to remove our salt blocks here is the e-mail....
"The new blocks you brought in are not appropriate for your horses considering the diets they are on. You should offer plain salt (white, which Dennis Co. Does not carry but Del's in Monte does for $5 each) or a trace-mineral salt (red, which Dennis Co, has). I like to offer both of these. The Selenium blocks are not good because your horses are getting added Selenium in their Millennium vits, Senior feed and Strategy. Also, a horse may need more salt than Selenium and with it combined, they are forced to ingest more Selenium than needed. The problem is Selenium can become toxic.
I expect the blocks to be removed and you can probably even return them to Dennis Co if they are still clean. If not then you are out $5 for new ones."
The reason I got that salt block is because my horse is really under develpoved for the amount of work she is getting... My first horse and im learning on the way. But I have her on stategy,millennium vit and alfalfa pellets. When I first brought the block into her stall she went crazy for it, she dosent lick the white ones but she does like the red ones.
We are so mad because they are our horses and if it was such a big deal why didnt she say anything before my friend has had hers for a couple weeks, mine a couple days. Will the salt block really hurt them? Its not like they are going to eat it all in a month it will last a long time.... Should I take it out?