Originally Posted by TbLover
oh that bringws up another question. My horses do not like a salt block. I bought a large one 6-7 months ago and not even half is gone between three horses. So can you give them regular table salt or is a special type of salt? Oh and it would just be a local hay (orchard,timothy mix)
I just buy "Fine Stock Salt" at the feed store when I need to buy a bag of salt. Costs me $3 or $4 for a 50 lb bag and that lasts quite a while. If they eat around it, then they are getting enough and I'll skip putting more in until they lick the salt up with their food. I prefer to see a little salt in the bottom of their feeders, I know they've had plenty and it will keep them drinking.
The orchard part of the hay is the only thing that concerns me, the last orchard hay I got was higher in protein than most alfalfa. The timothy is probably ok, my horses pretty much pick that out and leave it on the ground, LOL!