Salt Licks for Horses
Our Himalayan Horse Salt Lick is the no-mess, no-measure alternative to provide your horse with the highest quality, free choice salt to supplement their feed and forage.
Containing 84 minerals and trace elements — the highest of any Horse Salt Lick in Australia — our 100% all natural sea mineral Salt Licks are refined from ancient, unpolluted sea water deposits
A superior choice to common salt, which contains only sodium and chloride
A gentler alternative to man-made salt blocks, suitable for soft horse tongues
Natural crystalline mineral salts for improved digestion, absorption and metabolism
Available as a free choice Salt Lick or in granules for easy addition to your horse’s feed
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The Importance of Salt for Horses
While most horses require around two teaspoons of salt per day, your horse’s individual need for salt will often fluctuate, depending on factors such as diet, level of activity and time of year.
Your horse has a remarkable ability to seek out and regulate their salt intake — and our Himalayan Horse Salt Licks enable your horse to easily consume additional salt in their paddock or stall.
One of the most important minerals in your horse’s diet, salt is essential for hydration and countless functions within the body, including:
- Healthy weight
- Hormone balance
- Transmission of glucose
- Blood sugar regulation
- Hoof and coat health
- Body pH balance
- Optimum nerve and musculoskeletal function
While feed and forage contain varying amounts of salt, diet alone is usually insufficient to meet a horse’s daily requirement.
Most horse feeds contain only 0.5-1.0% salt and pasture soils throughout Australia are often low in sodium — providing horses with only half the recommended daily intake.
Supplementation with our range of Horse Salt Licks provides your horse with unlimited access to mineral-rich salt in a convenient, unbreakable block.
The Risk of Salt Deficiency in Horses
Without salt, your horse is at increased risk of dehydration, impaction and colic.
The potential for these problems rises as sodium and chloride are lost through sweat. However, in times of extreme heat, even horses standing idle in the paddock can become salt deficient.
Salt deficiency is often characterised by undesirable behaviours, such as licking or chewing objects that contain traces of salt — an abnormal appetite known as pica.
In cases of severe salt deficiency, the consequences can be dramatic, leading to:
- Unsteady gait
- Difficulty chewing
“I have alpacas and horses. They line up for Minrosa salt licks. The alpacas love it and lick it in turn. The horses go through it as they need it and thank goodness I can leave it out in the weather. The commercial mineral block hasn’t been touched. I have tied it on a rail which I covered with ½” poly pipe to protect the rail. Its’ a great natural, simple product”
Strathalbyn, South Australia