Himalayan salt lick
If there is one thing horses love—and absolutely need—it is a salt lick or simply a salt block. However, many salt licks that horse lovers find on the market are incredibly expensive, heavy, have been baked to lose all minerals and nutrients, or simply can be too easily bitten. Himalayan lick salt is the purest form of salt you can give your horse. Natural and as pure as the day it was mined high up in the Himalayan mountains. Horses and ponies require supplementary salt on a daily basis. Research shows that salt is the one nutrient that horses will self-supplement to balance their diet. Himalayan Salt Licks hung in the stable and field allow access to the purest form of salt, without unnatural flavors that can encourage greediness!
These Himalayan salt lick is mined from the vast and ancient Himalayan mountains, these licks are a 550 million year old source of minerals and trace elements for your horse or pony. The distinctive rose pink color comes from the salt’s high mineral content, including iron, potassium, and magnesium, which are all vital for maintaining health. Mass-produced salt licks are produced using salt with minerals added in during the manufacturing process, but that’s not the case with Himalayan salt, where the minerals are naturally found within the salt. Himalayan rock salt licks are literally “rock hard,” meaning that horses and ponies are unable to bite chunks off the block, a problem than can occur with softer “pressed” salt licks. These licks are also more weather resistant, which means they can be safely left outside in the field for horses to “self-dose.” We’ve found that horses like them more than other salt licks! Available in mini (1.63 lbs), small (2.2 lbs), medium (6.6 lbs) or block (4.4 lbs, 2”x4”x8”). The small and medium licks include a rope and the mini lick is pre-drilled with a hole but does not come with a rope. The 4.4 lb block fits in most standard salt block holders and does not come with a rope.
Khalidmaqbool.com Himalayan Salt Licks for horses and ponies are obviously distinctive by their color, however it’s not just this that sets them apart from other licks. We like to describe them as salt licks with ‘nothing added and nothing taken out’ and we believe they are one of the purest forms of salt (sodium chloride) available.
Khalidmaqbool.com Himalayan Salt Licks have been analysed and have been shown to be predominantly sodium chloride, with other trace elements such as potassium, magnesium (vital for maintaining health) and iron which is responsible for the distinctive rose pink color.
Our experience has shown that farm animals and pets prefer these to other salt licks. Farmers have historically provided salt licks for their cattle, horses, and other herbivores to encourage healthy growth and development. A salt lick is a deposit of mineral salts used by animals to supplement their nutrition, ensuring that they get enough minerals in their diets. A wide assortment of animals, primarily herbivores, use salt lick to get essential nutrients lick calcium, magnesium, sodium and zinc.
The perfect gift for pets and animals! I feed this to my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and they love it! This natural Himalayan Salt lick lasts 5 x longer than typical “pressed” salt licks you find at feed stores.
Perfectly safe for wildlife, pets and all land animals. There is no risk of animals consuming “too much” salt, as they will lick it to get only the amount they need, and then they will stop licking it until they need more minerals.
If your horse is active with showing, eventing or racing, the chances are he needs lots of extra energy requirements to stay healthy.Giving him free access to Himalayan Salt Licks along with his regular diet will help him to stay active and healthy. He can choose to “lick it as he needs it”, giving him the right intake of natural trace elements and minerals.
Without salt, animals could get sick. Every mammal requires salt. It is actually a necessary nutrient in our diets! Horses and other animals, like humans, lose minerals from their bodies as it is carried out in their sweat…one of the most abundant of these minerals is salt…Horses and other animals often lose lots of salt during very strenuous workouts. So, some owners try to help them replenish the lost salt by providing a salt lick. This helps your horse or animal to regain the lost salt quickly, however there are more reasons. Salt often makes you want to drink, right, so, it’s similar for horses. By having Himalayan Salt Licks, Biotin and Vitamin E enriched mineral blocks available to your animals, they are also encouraged to drink more water to keep them hydrated!
Himalayan Salt Lick is:
Bio-gro certified (no. 5223)
Tested by Crop and Food
Rock hard, horses can’t bite it – they lick it
a source of 84 minerals
Rope hung Himalayan Salt Lick.
The high density of pure Himalayan salt licks resist breakage and biting in order to last longer.
When given a choice many horses actually prefer the Himalayan salt licks over the more traditional pressed salt lick.