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post #11 of 29 Old 05-18-2013, 02:45 AM
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I prefer loose salt and mineral. Horses tend to get a raw tongue from hard blocks and wont lick them for long enough to get a substantial amount of mineral. They are made for sandpaper rough cow tongues.

Since you already bought it why not have some fun and take a hammer to it so they can lick and chew the smaller pieces(wear safety glasses).

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I prefer loose salt and mineral. Horses tend to get a raw tongue from hard blocks and wont lick them for long enough to get a substantial amount of mineral. They are made for sandpaper rough cow tongues.

Since you already bought it why not have some fun and take a hammer to it so they can lick and chew the smaller pieces(wear safety glasses).

That thought has crossed my mind, as we have a really oddball crew. I thought about trisecting it and hanging it in trees. But I'll probly put it and see how it goes.

If it doesn't get used, which I think it will, tough horses.
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post #13 of 29 Old 05-18-2013, 03:44 AM
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I am tempted to buy one for the herd of deer that live here, peaked my curiosity, I want to see how shiny it gets!
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I'll put it out tomorrow and report back. I got a feeling the QH will attack it. But well see.
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post #15 of 29 Old 05-18-2013, 10:50 AM
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We feed our horses loose Redmond salt. Best stuff ever and the animals love it.

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post #16 of 29 Old 05-18-2013, 01:50 PM
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Oh wares, please report back, lol. And the redmond rock is not as hard as those blocks. It is made for horses. And why it dissolved so easily in the rain I think.

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post #17 of 29 Old 05-18-2013, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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well I was right. The QH was on it in no time.
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post #18 of 29 Old 05-19-2013, 12:58 AM
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About 10 years ago there was a feed store up here that had natural salt rocks from Utah. (I don't know if they were the Redmond brand or not.)

What was cool about them was they sold them by the pound, so you picked out the size you want and they weighed it for you and it actually cost less by the pound than those 50 lb blocks that are man-made. And why should they not be cheaper? They are just naturally mined salt. I don't think they process them or anything.

Now-a-days they act like they are something oh-so-special and a small block costs like $12 bucks (maybe more) so I haven't bought one in years. I am back to using the 50 pounders.

It's kind of a shame because my horses did love them. Maybe I should buy them one, but it's the principle I guess. Why should I pay twice as much for 1/3 the salt that they didn't even have to process?

So yeah, my guys love the things but I wish they were cheap like they used to be. This feed store even carried the same stuff in a human variety (sold ground up in a salt shaker) and I liked it too. It was slightly sweet in taste. Yeah, those were the good-old-days!

Does anyone know why they cost so freaking much compared to other salt blocks and what they cost years ago?
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As far as cost, I see it. Fuel costs $4.26 a gallon. The machine to load, the truck to haul, and the obvious need to make a profit.

I really don't feel bad to pay $12 for a rock that's traveled a few thousand miles.

Oh, yeah , I licked it. It is tasty. But I prefer a lil more spice
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post #20 of 29 Old 05-19-2013, 02:18 AM
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^^^ Keep licking. I want to see it all shiny!
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