Bear stays nice and hydrated when we trailride. I carry water in the horse trailer so he can get a drink before and after a ride, and he gets daily electrolytes to make sure that his electrolyte levels stay balanced.
I really enjoy reading recipe blogs. Brinn also enjoys me reading recipe blogs, as they’ve brought a lot of variety to our kitchen. But seeing all these fantastic blogs that offer ingredient lists and preparation instructions has shown me a hole in my life: blogs that offer recipes for horse owners! So here’s a recipee I came across a few years ago. I wish I could recall where I found it, to provide credit, but it’s been so long that I’ve forgotten, and I’ve tweaked it a bit since then.
- 1 container iodized salt
- 2 containers light salt
- 8 to 10 crushed tums (I use the fruity flavors)
Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Feed 1 Tablespoon per day mixed with grain (or baked into a horse cookie).
Only one tablespoon! That seems like such a small amount compared with the huge scoop I would feed of the name brand horse electrolytes. Makes you wonder what kind of fillers are in those products…