Saturday, October 6, 2007

Libby loves salt

I don't know if you city folks were aware of it, but horses and cattle must have salt in their diet, unlike us humans who would be better if we never touched a salt-shaker.  We keep a salt-block available for the horses and calves at all times, and this video shows Libby getting her fill.


my horse likes salt

12 comments:

geocachelinda66 said...

She is such a pretty horse!  Linda

fowfies said...

I get Derby the little apple flavored blocks. I looked at the big ones too, but just ended up getting the brick sized ones from time to time. He sure does love it.

magran42 said...

This was precious to me.  I turned my volume quite high to be sure I got that licking sound.

redpoppy007 said...

I never knew that about horses!  She is so pretty.

mutualaide said...

Nice breezy day and a salt lick.  Who could ask for more?

deshelestraci said...

Our mini spends a lot of time at the salt block.  I like how Libby has her own groove!
Traci

oakebrew said...

I didn't know this....that horses and cattle need salt.  I learned something today.
Hope you have a good weekend.

Karen
http://karen-thoughtsandreflections.blogspot.com

lmitc89854 said...

I never had horses, but lots of deer visited us because of the salt block and the mineral blocks we put out for them.  I love to watch the wild animals.

lanurseprn said...

For some reason, I DID know this! LOL! I've heard it called a "salt lick." Maybe it's because of all the horse property around here. I live near horse trails along the river and we have lots of boarded horses around.
Loved the sound of Secrets bell. It sounded so peaceful!
Pam

amy122389 said...

I wonder if the same is true for dogs....?  They're always licking our arm or hand...I'm thinking because of the salt on our skin??

~Amy

randlprysock said...

I remember my cow, Daisy, when I was a child living on the farm in Minnesota... loved salt too.  I miss those days.  We had a chicken named Shashabelle.  She laid brown eggs.   And a barn, with lots of hay to jump in... and a loft to jump off.  Hugs,
Lisa

suzypwr said...

Salt licks - yeah, some of us city folks know, lol!

xoxo