The most common salt lick is a block that you stick on the ground. When I picked up my filly she was never exposed to a salt lick, and had more of a “sweet tooth”, so it was frustrating when I couldn’t figure out how to get her her daily mineral supply. That’s when I found out about the Redmond “loose salt”. I had to slowly work her up to a scoop, and now I can give her 1-2 scoops no problem. My filly is such a busy body and has no interest in just licking a block on the ground, so the rock on a rope is fun for my little toddler to lick and play with. She shares one with her “neighbor” and that makes it even more enticing for them.It was worrisome for a long time because I knew my filly needed her daily minerals and I had no way to ensure she was getting those. When I add that little scoop of loose salt into her grain it feels so good having that “knowing” feeling that she is receiving all of the nutrients she needs.
When I checked my filly’s grain bucket and it was licked clean after adding the loose salt. Life looks like I have a happy, healthy, water drinking, salt licking, wild little filly!
– Kaylee Powell