Does My Horse Need Salt?
Yes horses need salt all year it’s a very important electrolyte that is found in the blood and if they don’t have enough it could cause tying up among other things. Salt helps with muscle contraction, nerve functions and it helps balance the water in tissues.
The best thing you can do for your horse is to provide them with loose salt, not a block. Blocks were designed for cows with rough sandpaper-like tongues but horses with smooth tongues can’t get sufficient salt from a salt block. Licking a salt block can cause their tongues to get sore.
If your horse is really salt hungry they will try to bite off a piece and it could mess up their TMJ (temporomandibular joint mechanism). This joint is where the jaw is connected to the skull. The TMJ is critical for spinal alignment and if misaligned and out of balance these things can show up in your horse… [Read more…] about Importance Of Salt For Horses