In ancient times, a pristine sea evaporated leaving behind a rich mineral deposit deep within the earth in Southern Utah. Redmond Rock™ is a natural sea salt containing all the trace minerals present in that ancient sea. Due to intensive farming practices most soils have become depleted of these life giving minerals, and crops grown on these soils with common N-P-K fertilizer are mineral deficient too. Redmond Rock plays an important role in providing these essential trace minerals missing from many forages.After long experience providing our natural mineral salt to ranchers for their cattle and stock, we have received many testimonials of the health benefits of Redmond Rock. It is no surprise that health improves when mineral imbalances are corrected, nutritionists refer to these minerals as “essential” for a reason! Among the benefits commonly reported are: increased energy, greater endurance, healthier hooves, shinier coats, better hydration, and improved overall vitality. Horses thrive on the minerals Redmond Rock provides. In many cases, when given the rock for the first time, mineral deficient horses won’t leave it alone! The minerals in Redmond Rock can help restore and bring your horse back into his natural mineral balance. By including Redmond Rock as a free choice mineral supplement in their pasture or stall your horse will have access to the finest natural mineral source available, and in the form that the horse’s natural intelligence teaches him to seek.Whether you ride your horse competitively for show, eventing, or just take him on the trail for a brisk Saturday morning ride, Redmond Rock can help restore balance and improve the time you and your horse spend together.
Redmond Rock FAQs
That all depends on your horse. If your horse is in need of salt and minerals, chances are good that they are going to eat a significant amount of Redmond Rock before their body reaches a level of healthy maintenance. On average, a 9 lb Redmond Rock will last a horse about 3 months.
Redmond Rock is a very dense product. Mother Nature has placed it under extreme underground pressure since before the dinosaurs. Though Redmond Rock is soluble, it holds up to rain much better than the manufactured, pressed blocks.
Yes, and no. You will notice that we say on the label, “Provide fresh, clean water at all times.” This is for good reason. Many horses eat a lot of Redmond Rock when they first see it. You will notice that their first stop after spending some licking time on the Rock is at the water trough. Water is how the horse balances their sodium and mineral intake. Without access to water, your horse will run into trouble, and not just from eating salt.
Sometimes this happens. We can’t diagnose why with all horses. Here are a few possible reasons: 1) Perhaps your horse just doesn’t like licking on things; 2) Perhaps your horse is getting enough salt and minerals from another mineral source; 3) Perhaps your forage is exceptional to the point that it is providing the minerals that your horse needs.
Nope. Did you know that Redmond Rock is mined, sorted and packaged right here in the USA? We kind-of like that. Redmond Rock contains around 7% mineral content compared to around 3% that most Pakistan mined Himalayan rock contains.
Many wonder about the copper levels in Redmond Rock and whether it is safe to use for sheep. The mineral analysis shows 3ppm copper in the Redmond Rock and it doesn’t show a maximum. Over the decades that we have been tested the minerals in this product, the lab results have consistently come back at 3ppm copper and not showing a maximum.
Also, people have been feeding Redmond Rock to sheep for decades with terrific results. There is no concern of copper toxicity from feeding Redmond Rock to sheep. We in fact have a mineral supplement for sheep that is fortified with 300 ppm copper. At that level, sheep come close to the minimum daily requirement for copper for a 140 lb ewe, which is 5.3 mg copper per day.
Your sheep will be safe eating Redmond Rock and they will be healthier for doing so.