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post #1 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Salt?

Do Horses need a salt block? My horse has never had one. Should i get one?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 10:45 PM
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Yes, always
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 PM
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yes, offered free choice
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yes, offered free choice
Ok I will get one.
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post #5 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 11:01 PM
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Ask a vet if you should get a plain salt block, or if there is mineral deficiencies. I have always left out the brownish red blocks with extra minerals that the soil lacks around here.
The mare I am keeping for a friend didn't have salt for 4 years and the first thing she did when let loose, before even checking out her new pasture mate, was licking the salt block for about 10 minutes straight (followed by draining half the water trough, lol).

SO in short, yes, horses need free choice salt, and sometimes salt/mineral blocks.
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post #6 of 8 Old 11-02-2012, 11:29 PM
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Mineral blocks don't provide enough minerals. Minerals are best fed loose.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-03-2012, 12:17 AM
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Yes they need a salt block, if they don't have one then you will probably have a horse that is licking the ground a lot to get it from the earth.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-03-2012, 12:18 AM
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Mineral blocks don't provide enough minerals. Minerals are best fed loose.
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I didn't mean to infer that mineral blocks should be the sole source of minerals , just getting a mineral salt block will be an extra source. Thanks for clarifying that important point!

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