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Re: [RC] Electrolytes - as a supplement - Joe Long

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 18:44:42 -0500, "Rae Callaway" <tallcarabians@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Can someone explain to me why giving electrolytes as a daily supplement is a
good idea?

I can't, because I don't think it is a good idea.  All horses need to have basic
salts available, and for that I use a commercial salt block that you can buy at
any feed store.  Some people prefer free-choice loose salt, but I want them to
work for it a bit so they tend to ingest less (only what they really need).  I
may be way off base, but I feel that not using additional supplements helps
condition the horses to conserve electrolytes better, an advantage on ride day.


Joe Long


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[RC] Electrolytes - as a supplement, Rae Callaway