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  • Himalayan Salt: The Amazing Health Benefits For Your Horse

Himalayan Salt: The Amazing Health Benefits For Your Horse

Himalayan Salt: The Amazing Health Benefits For Your Horse

Could your horse benefit from a salt supplement?

Salt is an essential part of a horses’ diet. It provides a valuable source of minerals and trace elements, assists healthy digestion, acts as an electrolyte on hot days replacing what is lost from perspiration, promotes water consumption to reduce dehydration, as well as boosting nutrient absorption into the bloodstream for healthy cells bodily functions.

Your horse’s appetite for salt should never be overlooked. The higher the salt intake, the more water your horse will drink. While this keeps your horse hydrated and healthy, it also detoxes the vital organs while flushing out any excess salt along the way.

The latest advances in horse health and diet research have proven the amazing benefits of Himalayan salt for horses.

What makes Himalayan salt so unique? Sourced from the nutrient-rich water and soil found in the Himalayan mountains, this pink salt is loaded with minerals & may contain more than 84 in total vital minerals.

High in calcium, this essential mineral will help nourish and strengthen your horse’s bones, joints, teeth, and hooves.
For the active horse, magnesium is a must – giving tired muscles the nutrients they need to recover.

Himalayan salt is also a great source of potassium, which is essential for a strong and healthy heart.

So, how much salt does your horse need?

It all depends on how much your horse sweats. Horse sweat contains approximately 0.7% of salt. Horses sweat profusely, and this needs to be replaced.

Depending on how active your horse is – whether it be from riding, work, or another activity - active horses need a higher supplement of salt.

Put simply, the more exercise, the more salt required.

Also, horses living in hot climates will naturally sweat more. That is why on hot summer days, it is so important to provide extra salt for your horse, to avoid heat stress. Make sure you also provide plenty of water to keep your horse hydrated and cool.

There are numerous ways to ensure your horse is getting enough salt in its diet. Our range of Himalayan salt supplements includes a Himalayan Rock Salt Brick, Himalayan Rock Salt Granules or a Himalayan Rock Salt Lick with Rope.

  •  Providing your horse a large salt brick is a simple way to increase their salt intake and is essential on those hot summer days.
  •  The salt lick with rope is available in three sizes – 1k, 3k, and 5k. This is ideal to keep up regular salt intake throughout the day, all while keeping your horse entertained in the paddock or stables as it licks and plays.
  •  The salt granules are handy to add to your daily feeds. A great option for those horses who don’t take to salt blocks, or if you need to closely monitor how much salt your horse is consuming.
Check out our entire range of horse health products here, and keep your horse in optimum health!