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        01-03-2013, 10:31 PM
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    I have the white salt blocks for my horses they go through one in a month that's the 4 pound ones. Right now they wont touch them its been real cold below zero and low single digits. The mineral salt they wont touch any time of year they end up melting away in the rain. Iv offered them loose salt in a pan and they wont touch that either so they must not need salt right now.They have both kinds of salt loose and a block.
         
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        01-04-2013, 02:02 PM
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    Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
    Is it in a holder on the wall or a container near the floor?

    I put a 4lb block in my biggest salt block user's stall and he wouldn't touch it. I put the block in one of those metal holders that go on the wall.

    I removed the block and put it in a container on the floor and he now licks the block all the time. It had a big "dent" in it three days after I put it on the floor
    Interesting, I never thought of that making a difference. It's in a holder on the wall right now. I had it in his feed bin for a little while and it kept ending up on the ground buried in shavings- I wasn't really sure if he was knocking it out or one of the feeders decided it didn't belong in there. I'm not really sure how I could go about keeping it on the ground without it getting buried, though.
         
        01-04-2013, 02:38 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    Interesting, I never thought of that making a difference. It's in a holder on the wall right now. I had it in his feed bin for a little while and it kept ending up on the ground buried in shavings- I wasn't really sure if he was knocking it out or one of the feeders decided it didn't belong in there. I'm not really sure how I could go about keeping it on the ground without it getting buried, though.
    You could buy one of those big huge (50lb) salt blocks that I keep in my pasture. I have put them under the feed box on the ground in the stalls. (Just for boredom purposes as mine also have loose salt available.) Tractor Supply has them for under $6.
         

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