Why Choose Redmond Rock Natural Sea Salt for Your Horse?
In ancient times, a pristine sea evaporated leaving behind a rich mineral deposit deep within the earth in Southern Utah.Redmond Rock is a natural sea salt containing the trace minerals from that ancient sea. Due to intensive farming practices most soils have become depleted of these life giving minerals, and crops grown on these soils with common N-P-K fertilizer are mineral deficient too. Redmond Rock plays an important role in providing these essential trace minerals missing from many forages.
Horses thrive on the minerals Redmond Rock provides. In many cases, when given the rock for the first time, mineral deficient horses won't leave it alone! The minerals in Redmond Rock can help restore and bring your horse back into his natural mineral balance. By including Redmond Rock as a free choice mineral supplement in their pasture or stall your horse will have access to the finest natural mineral source available, and in the form that the horse's natural intelligence teaches him to seek. Whether you ride your horse competitively for show, eventing, or just take him on the trail for a brisk Saturday morning ride, Redmond Rock can help restore balance and improve the time you and your horse spend together.
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Redmond Rock FAQs
Q: How long does a Redmond Rock last?
A. That all depends on your horse. If your horse is in need of salt and minerals, chances are good that they are going to eat a significant amount of Redmond Rock before their body reaches a level of healthy maintenance. On average, a 9 lb Redmond Rock will last a horse about 3 months.
Q: How well does Redmond Rock hold up in the weather?
A: Redmond Rock is a very dense product. Mother Nature has placed it under extreme underground pressure since before the dinosaurs. Though Redmond Rock is soluble, it holds up to rain much better than the manufactured, pressed blocks.
Q: Can my horse overeat Redmond Rock?
A: Yes, and no. You will notice that we say on the label, Provide fresh, clean water at all times. This is for good reason. Many horses eat a lot of Redmond Rock when they first see it. You will notice that their first stop after spending some licking time on the Rock is at the water trough. Water is how the horse balances their sodium and mineral intake. Without access to water, your horse will run into trouble, and not just from eating salt.
Q: What if my horse won't eat Redmond Rock?
A: Sometimes this happens. We can't diagnose why with all horses. Here are a few possible reasons:
- Perhaps your horse just doesn't like licking on things.
- Perhaps your horse is getting enough salt and minerals from another mineral source.
- Perhaps your forage is exceptional to the point that it is providing the minerals that your horse needs.
Q: Is Redmond Rock the same as Himalayan rock?
A: Nope. Did you know that Redmond Rock is mined, sorted and packaged right here in the USA? We kind-of like that. Redmond Rock contains around 7% mineral content compared to around 3% that most Pakistan mined Himalayan rock contains.
Q: Is Redmond Rock safe to use for sheep?
A: Over the decades that we have been tested the minerals in this product, the lab results have consistently come back at 3ppm copper and not showing a maximum. People have been feeding Redmond Rock to sheep for decades with terrific results. There is no concern of copper toxicity from feeding Redmond Rock to sheep.
Q: Will my horse get too much iron from Redmond Rock?
A: The best way to look at this is to put it into perspective with the entire diet. Hay, for example, will contain, on average 120 ppm of iron. This is the same as 120 mg/kg of hay. If the horse eats 10 kg (22 lbs) of this hay, he will consume 1200 mg of iron. According to the NRC, the maximum safe iron level is 500 mg/kg. At 10 kg of hay, this translates into a maximum intake of 5000 mg per day. Granted, you wouldn't want your insulin resistant horse to get this much iron, but adding Redmond Rock to a diet with a reasonable iron level is not going to make an impact on the iron status of the horse. One ounce (28.375 grams) of Redmond Rock, at 500 mg/kg (ppm) of iron, provides only 14.2 mg of iron! And the multitude of trace minerals in this naturally mined salt source is well worth giving to you horse.
Sizing, Price and Serving Details
- Redmond Rock Crushed 5 lbs Two-Pack (10 lbs) $52.95
- Redmond Rock Crushed 25 lbs $78.95
- Redmond Rock 3 lbs -- 3 pack $48.95
- Redmond Rock 3 lbs -- 10 pack $110.95
- Redmond Rock on a Rope 3 lbs -- 3 pack $50.95
- Redmond Rock on a Rope 3 lbs -- 8 pack $119.95
- Redmond Rock Large 7-10 lbs $44.95
- Redmond Rock Large 7-10 lbs on a Rope $48.95
- Redmond Rock Large 7-10 lbs on a Rope -- 5 pack $159.95
*Redmond Rock products ship via UPS within 2 days of your order. Free Shipping is within the continental U.S. Additional shipping will be incurred to Alaska or Hawaii. Please email GettyEquineNutrition@gmail.com or call 940-272-0001 for exact shipping charges prior to ordering.
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