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post #21 of 29 Old 06-25-2010, 04:06 PM
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Ugh, stay away from those little wire salt block hangers. DANGEROUS! I had a horse that liked to bite at his block rather than lick it, and in a short time, he had stripped all the plastic coating off. Within a week, the salt block had eaten through the wire completely and while the salt block was on the floor, the horse now had sharp wire points, right at eye level, sticking out into his stall. You can always just put the block in his feed bucket. Slows them down while they are eating too, if you have one that bolts his feed.

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post #22 of 29 Old 06-25-2010, 04:20 PM
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I have two salt blocks (plain white and mineral) for my guy and I don't think he's touched either since I got him a month and a half ago. He does drink a lot of water, though, so I'm not sure if it's a problem that he doesn't use the salt licks.

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post #23 of 29 Old 06-25-2010, 04:34 PM
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I read that the red mineral blocks cause problem, can't recall reason; but it's somewhere online. Same article said that the white's fine, but no little bricks in wall hangers.
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post #24 of 29 Old 06-25-2010, 05:21 PM
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I think the problem with some mineral blocks is if they are designed for cows, rather than horses, they have extra ingredients that are bad for horses.

Regular horse mineral blocks should be fine - my guy just doesn't seem to want either. I think the color is brown (horse) rather than red(cow) or some such.

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The color's a brownish pinky red.
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post #26 of 29 Old 06-25-2010, 10:23 PM
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I think there is a salt block already in his stall! There's a big square block in the corner of his stall, and I've never known what it was! How can I tell if it's a salt lick?
LICK IT! lol no dont do that. it should smell salty.
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post #27 of 29 Old 06-26-2010, 09:00 PM
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Eh...run your finger over it then lick your finger. It won't hurt you ;) My gelding eats salt like it's candy and he stills like to give me a "once over" (ie: he won't stop until I move lol) if I'm sweaty. Some horses just do it...he's also very mouthy and has to investigate everything, so I'm sure that doesn't help He's never gone for armpit though...hands, arms, legs, back of knee, cheek, and feet are his fave :p:p

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post #28 of 29 Old 06-26-2010, 11:52 PM
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Yes, my Rebel likes to do that too. Especially if I give him treats. I give him an apple cookie and turn aound, so he follows me and licks and licks. I tried to run the toher way and he followed me JUST to lick me! lol he's such a fun horse ^^

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post #29 of 29 Old 06-27-2010, 03:23 AM
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Today I was standing in front of my horses stall talking to a fellow boarder. Out of the blue my boy sticks his head over the stall gaurd, and licks my armpit!

I was shocked [and slightly tickled] and I stepped away for a moment, giggled, rubbed his forehead, then proceeded to turn my back and talk to the woman I was previously talked to. Shockingly, he continued to stick his tongue in my armpit.

It was kind of funny, but very bizzare. Has anyone else had a similar occurance? It was quite weird. [And if you're worried about deoderant, it was after a strenuous hour long ride, and I sprayed him down [spraying myself as well, guilty!]
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