Salt is good for horses, it helps replace electrolytes lost in sweat, aids in hydration, and encourages horses to drink water. During the summer it’s obvious that our horses need salt, but they also need it when it’s cold and raining; horses should have daily access to salt, either in a block or with their supplements.
Himalayan salt is something we’ve had on our tables for a while, but did you know you can give it to your horse too? We have small Himalayan salt blocks that will fit in your salt block holder, as well as Himalayan salt on a rope! For horses that tend to over-indulge themselves, these are a great option as these blocks are much harder to bite chunks off of. Himalayan salt is also a great choice for salt blocks that are exposed to the elements as they are more durable to weather and take longer to melt. The great part about Himalayan salt is that it has high levels of naturally occurring minerals, unlike the processed trace mineral blocks which have minerals added during production.
*Always consult your veterinarian when adding to or changing your horse’s diet.*