Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
It's called mineral/salt blocks. There are three varities for horses, and a MUCH wiser idea then attempting to supplement with loose minerals or with feed because horses aren't dumb like humans and they know exactly what they need - hence horses who lick dirt, eat manure or chew on wood when they're deficient.
Regardless of what type of hay you have, having mineral blocks out is a more then efficient way to ensure your horse is getting plenty of the right mineral.
Maybe you have the luxery of "choosing" your hay, but we do not. And grain will not give your horse anything that minerals won't - grain is a poison that's been foisted on the world as being the greatest invention of all time and it's slowly killing every animal that digests it because it's a toxic mess that was never intended to be eaten. It's a drug and we're all addicted, hence why we defend it to the end as the all time magnificent food source. Ugh.
Not only do horses in the wild not eat grain, raw grains are TOXIC to them. How much more proof do you need? That's like saying cooked potatoes are ok for horses when we know raw potatoes are toxic to them (also to humans, but again, we're to stupid to avoid the crap that's poisoning us and just blame our indigestion, obesity and depression on society).
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.