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    12-14-2010, 02:40 AM
Green Broke
Mom2Pride- loose minerals do you give them in the feed or somewhere else?

I have never fully gotten the aspect of added minerals but I want to get some for my boy now and just trying to weigh out the options.
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    12-14-2010, 03:00 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by AlexS    
I don't really agree. I have a salt block out all the time, I also have a mineral block such as this, which he hardly ever uses

Himalayan Salt - Mineral Supplements from SmartPak Equine

But as soon as I put this out he munches through it in no time.

DuMOR Horse Block, 33.3 lb. - 2222276 | Tractor Supply Company

He is well cared for, and not just well loved. I am not an idiot, however if you disagree, please let me know, as he seems to think of it as a treat. I can't imagine it would be good to give him this constantly as he would eat it constantly.
No wonder they like the 2nd one did you look at ingredients. Wheat, molasses, alfalfa -it is tasty. I like a free choice minerals the best. Lots of good stuff without the other stuff. If you don't want to bother with that go with the just the mineral block. Most of then have salt in them. I would make sure they have access to it year round.
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    12-14-2010, 03:08 AM
Green Broke
Mom we usually put the mineral in a small feeder close to the water.
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    12-14-2010, 03:10 AM
Sorry if I was snippy Mom2pride, I didn't mean to be.
    12-14-2010, 03:16 AM
Green Broke
Please excuse my typos. It's late and I should be sleeping.:)
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    12-14-2010, 08:09 AM
We use a regular salt block and Purina Free Balance 12:12 block. Purina Horse Feeds - NATURE'S ESSENTIALS
What I like about the block is that it does not have added salt. It is also solid, like the salt block, not crumbly like the one with molasses in it. However, when I first started using it, whether it was because they needed the minerals or it was just new and different, they did lick on it a lot. After a while, they treat it more like the salt block and it lasts a pretty long time.
    12-14-2010, 08:32 AM
That looks interesting, Rather. I had not seen those before. How are they priced compared to mineral salt blocks?
    12-14-2010, 09:05 AM
Green Broke
Oh yeah I've seen those before. I feed the Grostart in the red bag. Don't know how it compares to the Purina though.
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    12-14-2010, 09:08 AM
Green Broke
As much attention as I pay to what my horses eat you think I would eat better myself. I am eating cold pizza for breakfast. HaHaHa!
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    12-14-2010, 09:28 AM
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
That looks interesting, Rather. I had not seen those before. How are they priced compared to mineral salt blocks?
I believe that the last block that I bought was around $23.00. I do think that is pricey, but it is a 40lb block and I put it out about 2 months ago and there is still over half left. I have 3 horses that use it and it holds up well in the rain. Mine is out in the weather. Not what I would recommend, but for my beasties, I did not have a choice.

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