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Re: [RC] [RC] Electrolytes - Carla Richardson

I've used salt blocks for years, my horses lick them with no problems.
At a recent ride, we came across a salt block set out next to the
water tank, left there for the cows.  I took my horse to it, to see if
he'd be interested.  He knew what it was, and took a couple of licks,
before he went to the water, but he wasn't really interested in the
salt.  Luckily, he is a great drinker.  BTW, I ride very slowly
(understatement!), this was our 4th, and 5th, 50 mile ride that

I did not give him any e-lytes on the ride.  We did two back-to-back
50's, well actually a 55 and a 50.  He did get his Ultium/beet pulp
mash (Ultium has added NaCl, as well as Ca and P) and all the hay he
wanted, at the trailer.  Most of the rides in our part of the world
have very little (if any) grass, it's dry country.  I think Steph is
right.  I also think many people may be over e-lyting their horses.

Carla Richardson


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