Feeding a complete feed - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 12:14 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,402
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by DancingArabian View Post
I think horses are supposed to be fed plain salt and not the iodized (table) salt. Can't recall why - maybe because of the added iodine?
Considering the added iodine is what the difference is, there's a fair bet it's about that! But depends what your horse is getting out of their diet. Some pastures can be rich enough in iodine, some horses get seaweed meal or other iodine rich supps, but then some diets/soils/pastures are deficient. I personally put out a block of straight rock salt and add seaweed emulsion to their supps, as in my area, pasture is deficient in iodine.
loosie is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 327
• Horses: 3
ok, i can do that. I dont think we are to short on iron but i know we are short in selenium here.
TbLover is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 11:24 AM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 10,583
• Horses: 12
Originally Posted by TbLover View Post
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!

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 05-25-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Washington
Posts: 327
• Horses: 3
lol yea, its more timothy then orchard. I hate the look of it as i like the green look but hey. its a good filler hay but thats about it!
TbLover is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tell me all about feeding barley they do's and dont's and how to feed Klassic Superstar Horse Nutrition 1 04-06-2012 11:48 PM
Feed recall - Western Feed LLC is voluntarily recalling two lots of its Kountry Buffe mls Horse Health 0 03-05-2012 01:25 PM
As far as horse feed are Pellets and Sweet feed the main two types of feed? nyg052003 Horse Health 2 07-14-2011 09:25 AM
Feeding beet pulp pellets? And hay feeding questions... Wallaby Horse Nutrition 2 12-09-2010 07:52 AM
Concentrated vs. Complete Feathers Horse Health 17 12-30-2007 11:12 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome