I add salt to my horse’s feed most of the year. Sure, he has a salt lick but I don’t count on him getting enough salt that way.
When it gets really hot out, like it was last week, I make my own electrolyte mixture. Electrolytes are good when you need to replace minerals after a workout or when your horse is sweating a lot.
I love to use grocery store items when possible. Not only is it easier than driving to the tack store but it’s always a lot cheaper. I mean, have you ever gone into your tack store or onto an online horse supplies website and ONLY bought the one thing you went in to get?
- 2 parts table salt
- 2 parts Lite salt
- Some recipes also include 1 part Tums antacids to add calcium and protect the stomach.