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Do Horses Need Salt? Are Mineral Blocks a Good Source?

Recently my grandson was cleaning a stall and asked me why his horse licked so much salt. Instead of answering, I decided to quiz him and asked, do horses need salt, and can they get enough from a mineral block? Horses need salt in their body for the proper function of their muscles and nerves. …

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Are Horses Omnivores, Do They Eat Meat?

Horses are often called a man’s best partner. From time immemorial, they have been used as a source of food, transport, entertainment, and companionship. They’re extremely popular for being reliable and useful. Horses aren’t omnivores, but rather herbivores and sustain themselves on a plant-based diet. Omnivores are animals that regularly eat food that includes both …

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What do Ponies Eat? Plus Pony Facts Every Owner Should Know

My niece and nephew got their first pony and want to ensure it eats appropriately. So they ask me what ponies eat? I had a pretty good idea but decided to do some research so that I could provide them with the best answer possible. Ponies eat grass, hay, and grain on occasion. A pony …

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