If you have provided your horse with field or stable licks before then you will understand their benefits. If not, then read on because horse licks could make all the difference to your animal.
Mineral & Salt Licks
It is vital that your horse receives enough salt from its diet but many feeds feature only small amounts of salt. This is because salt attracts moisture and so can cause feeds to turn mouldy rather quickly. It is likely that your horse will require additional salt, especially in times of hot weather and/or heavy exercise. Salt licks are the perfect way to provide salt to replace that lost through sweating and your horse will be able to regulate their own intake using the licks. Many licks also contain beneficial minerals including selenium, zinc and cobalt.
Salt licks are not the only variety of beneficial lick for your horse. Some varieties are formulated to provide supplements to forage or to address specific conditions. If your horse has respiratory issues then try a horse lick with menthol.
Horses can become bored and restless in the stable. This can lead to stress, anxiety and destructive behaviour. A lick can provide a valuable diversion to keep horses occupied and happy. Available in a variety of appealing flavours, licks are sure to be a big hit. Likit offer horse licks which can be placed in containers which are then hung from the stable’s beams. These form toys which move when your horse tries to lick them and so are a great way to keep your horse occupied. Alternatively try Likit’s brilliant Tongue Twister which fits into the stable wall.
Range of Horse Lick Flavours
Horse licks can make all the difference and are an inexpensive way to ensure that your horse receives the correct nutrition. They are also a great way to alleviate boredom and won’t break the bank. At Equi Supermarket we offer a fabulous range of licks in a variety of great flavours from the Likit, Horselyx and Dengie ranges.