Originally Posted by Peggysue
poop is prebios not salt
See my horses prove your theroy wrong because if I put any loose mineral out they eat it until it s gone .....and yes I have left it out thinking they would slow down and they are glutton's they eat until it is gone
Iam still digging what makes this one so tough is I remember finding it by accident that last time and I can't remember what I was searching
I've read that it's a salt deficiency. But either way my horse doesn't do it because he gets both. So that's good. ;) Plus - ew. Lol....
As for the loose minerals - that is exactly what is expected to happen - in horses that have a need, that is. Per the information I follow, you just have to trust the system. They may go through a lot at first but once they become balanced they will stop. If your horses are consuming vast quantities of high quality loose minerals without any delicious additives, it's because they need it. They will stop when they've had enough and use them in the future in small quantities to keep themselves balanced.
This is from the directions on the variety I use: When first introduced, the animals may consume as much as 8 ounces a day or more, but will slow consumption as they become balanced. Continued consumption of high amounts for more than 30 days signals the need for a feed analysis to balance the ration.