Is it really necessary to have one? I have a mineral block that has some salt in for him so he gets some then, but my mom thinks that because he loves to lick my hands, my face, and just me in general that he is wanting the salt. Now I've known lots of horses do lick people, but don't need salt...but I thought I'd just ask.
If it matters, he's an easy keeper, get's really only hay, and an occasional scoop of grain if he does good that day when I ride him. He has a 50 lb mineral block in his run-in-shed that he has access to all the time.
He's a cuddle-bug so I've always just associated his licking with that, but I thought I might as well check haha