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Old 10-27-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question Mineral Salt Vs. Himalayan Salt blocks

This may have been discussed before but I missed it..

I was wondering what the majority what people here on HT use between the 2 types of salt Mineral Salt blocks or Himalayan Salt blocks.

What are the benefits to the Himalayan Salt for those of you that use it?

Any pros and cons to each?

I am looking at a cataloge that sales the Himalayan salt and see that it is a bit more pricey that the normal mineral salt blocks that I use, and I have always wondered what the differences are between the two...

Any thoughts? Please inform me and others who are probably wondering the same thing?
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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my Purina Equine PhD pal says if you are feeding quality feed, a white salt block is all that is necessary.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:00 PM   #3
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Himalayan salt blocks are as hard as a rock...literally. They last much longer than the mineral ones.
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Old 10-27-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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I feed neither-loose minerals only so ..I am interested in the Himalayan salt too.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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I use the Himalayan salt and mineral blocks. They are mined straight out of the ground like they are, and are very hard!! The big thing that sold me on them is that the horses LOVE them, where they ignore the plain, inexpensive brown bricks. I also feed a vitamin and mineral supplement, but they love the Himalayan salt blocks. They are more expensive, but I would rather spend the money on something they will use, instead of less on something they will just ignore.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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I haven't tried the Himalayan blocks yet, but was thinking about it.

Otherwise I use loose mineral (free choice) and electrolytes added to their feed.
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:58 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info Carri.
You know the weird thing is that salt can taste different..I use sea salt or Kosher salt and it does taste better to me.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:00 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone I see we have a well rounded group here.. Glad to wee that I am not only one curious about these salt licks

I normally let the horses have free access to the mineral salt licks int the feeders and they seem to do fine..

I have just always seen the himalyan salt blocks and have been curious about them..

Any feed back on them is great
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:36 AM   #9
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Socks LOVES his "special" salt block. The first few nights, we had to take it out of his stall he was literally nursing on it! Zak still tries to chew his without any real headway. I don't think I'd go back to regular block salt again.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:39 AM   #10
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Man that is great news-they have it for people too I see. OK so it is not on a string..LOL
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:55 AM   #12
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Where do you get them?
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:00 AM   #13
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I buy them in our local tack shop, I know you can get them online, too. The ones I use are Hilton Herbals brand.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #15
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The only ones I have seen are like cylinders with the middle hollowed out-but they just hang from a rope-is that what you mean? They do not have to go in a holder.
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http://horsesalt.com/
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Where do you get them?
I've seen them for sale on Ebay and there you can read feedback from those who have purchased them. I'm very interested too, esp now that the cold weather has arrived. Had some ice to chip through today for the 1st time. If they would encourage my horses to drink more water through the winter months, they'd justify the much higher price for me.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #17
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ah Ebay-cannot believe I did not think of that-thanks Jean!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:18 AM   #19
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The ones I buy are just like big rocks, they are not smooth edged like that, but they have holes drilled through the middle so you can hang them.
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I've always used Firefly for my himalayan salt blocks. I started out with the 1-2# blocks on a rope, that I tie in her stall. It keeps her from munching on her stall and she loves it! I tried the 5# block, but she bit it in half, thus wasing a big chunk. They just sent me an email advertising free shipping:

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