Make your own electrolytes

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 […]

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Home recipes for electrolytes

We’ve had a brutally hot summer here in the Northeast with lots of humidity. If your horse is in work (and it’s a big if some days), this is the kind of weather where electrolytes might be beneficial. Keep in mind that electrolytes are mainly used to replace minerals lost from sweat and to encourage […]

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Does your horse need electolytes?

Judging by the catalogs I get in the mail, there are a lot of people feeding their horses electrolytes in the summer months. The premise is good: they help prevent your horse from becoming dehydrated. But are they essential to your horse’s health? According to this article on http://www.horsetalk.co.nz, Pass the Salt: electrolyte replacement for […]

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