Meeting your horse’s daily salt requirements
Using a salt lick as the only source of salt
Some horses don’t lick salt licks at all, and others lick them excessively. While a salt lick can help meet your horse’s daily requirements, you never know if your horse is consistently getting what he needs from a salt lick alone.
Salt or Electrolytes?
Salt (also known as sodium chloride or NaCl) plays an important role in normal nerve and muscle function and can help encourage your horse to drink, making it critical for his well-being. Adult horses in no work need at least one ounce of salt per day, and that need goes up with exercise and warm weather. If your horse’s daily requirements for salt aren’t met, he may not be in optimal health nor able to perform at his best. Continue Reading >>