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Even if you’re not familiar with Himalayan salt for horses, you’ve probably seen it around. Hanging on ropes in the feed store, on the health food store shelf, or even as a lamp.

Himalayan Salt for Horses - Is it worth it?

Why Use it

If you’ve ever have a regular salt block sitting untouched for months, you’ll want to give Himalayan salt a try.

Most horses love it, and seem to prefer over any other option. This can be especially useful in the summer months when your horse is sweating and needs the extra sodium, or in the winter if you want to encourage drinking.

It also contains small amounts of natural minerals and trace elements.

How to Use it

Himalayan salt can be fed in block form or loose and added to feed. Blocks are ideal for horses that are turned-out in a herd, and because the salt is weather resistant it won’t disappear in the rain like regular pressed salt blocks.

For horses in a stall, blocks attached to the wall or hanging from a rope are great for reducing boredom and won’t break apart with chewing.

If your horse doesn’t seem interested in a block, adding loose Himalayan salt to their feed is a good alternative

Most horses typically need 1-2 oz daily, but be sure to check their feed labels to insure they don’t already have salt added thorough other source.

Is it worth it?

Maybe. If your horse already loves their regular salt block and you have no concerns about their intake you can probably skip it.

But if you’re looking to increase intake, want the benefits of a weather-and-chew resistant block, or just to keep your horse busy, it’s certainly worth it!

Tip: If your horse seems to devour the first Himalayan salt block, don’t worry. Their enthusiasm should taper off after a couple of weeks. Just make sure to have plenty of fresh water available.