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3 kg MediumHimalayan Rock Salt - the lick on a rope!
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Himalayan Rock Salt - the lick on a rope!

Pure rock salt with nothing added & nothing taken out

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A 550 million year old source of minerals and trace elements for your horse or pony.  Mined from the Khewra Salt Mines at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in Pakistan, and transported by truck and train, these mines give the local mountain people one of their main sources of income. It is said that Alexander the Great discovered the mines when he travelled through South Asia, but in fact it was the horses that first alerted him to this rich mineral source!  When Alexander's army stopped to rest, the horses started licking the stones, one of the soldiers noticed this and tasted the rock stone and realised it was salty, thus leading to the discovery of the mines. Watch the information video here.

Hilton Herbs Himalayan Salt Licks for horses and ponies are obviously distinctive by their colour, however it’s not just this that sets them apart from other licks.  We like to describe them as salt licks with 'nothing added and nothing taken out' and we believe they are one of the purest forms of salt (sodium chloride) available. 

 

Hilton Herbs Himalayan Salt Licks have been analysed and have been shown to be predominantly sodium chloride, with other trace elements such as potassium, magnesium (vital for maintaining health) and iron which is responsible for the distinctive rose pink colour. Himalayan Rock Salt Licks are literally 'rock hard', which means that horses and ponies are unable to bite chunks off, a problem that can occur with the softer 'pressed' salt licks. The licks are also much more weather-resistant and can be hung up in the field for horses and ponies to “help themselves”, exactly as nature intended.   

 

Quality is always our policy - In line with all Hilton Herbs products our Himalayan Salt Licks are ethically sourced from a fully-accredited supplier whose facilities comply with UFAS feed safety standards.

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Linda Courtney
The salt licks are wonderful. They hang in all our stables and the horses use them as they wish and whilst they are just hanging in the boxes they look part of the décor!
Terry Watts
My horse LOVES this salt lick....I can definitely tell he has been enjoying it as he licks it down to the rope! I like the fact that this salt lick doesn't flake or crumble....it's very durable and stays on the rope until there's just no more left! Even though I can visibly tell my horse uses it , it lasts a good while!
Star Rating 4
Katie
I have bought these for both my boys. They love them - far more interested in these than in regular pressed blocks - will always keep them on hand.
Star Rating 4
Gwen Crofton
I had always used flavored salt blocks before my horse spent the night in a friends yard and went to town on her hanging block! They live out mostly (except to feed when they come in) so he's not over exposed but I have been rotating it regularly so he doesn't wear one side too thin and have it break. Will definitely buy again.
Star Rating 4
Sally Illingworth
"Well worth the money! It lasts a long time! My horse is a very picky eater and he loves this product."
Star Rating 5
C Olds
I have used these for years. My horse really likes them, and yet they last a long time. I will continue to use these.
Star Rating 5
Mrs Crawford
"Finally a salt lick that will last, I can hang it on the fence and it will not end up a mucky lump. I will never use the old block salt again."
Star Rating 5
Shane
My horse LOVES the Himalayan Salt. I purchased this product, after my horse would go through a regular mineral block in two weeks. The small Himalayan Salt lasts at least 8 weeks. The product is highly recommended."
Star Rating 5
Mrs Vermont
They love it, it lasts and does not crumble or fall apart. Versatile with the rope because you can put it anywhere, take it with you, or just put a small one in the feed bowl.
Star Rating 5
Georgia North
"My horses love this salt lick! They have tried to bite it, but it doesn't break! I gave one to my friend who has a horse that loves to chew on the wood as she is tacking up and instead of chewing on the wood, he licks the salt block. Even my one horse who is not a fan of salt licks, LOVES it!!!"
Star Rating 5

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Himalayan Rock Salt

Himalayan Salt Licks can be used in the stable or field.  Baby licks can be hung on their rope left in the manger or feed bowl for horses or ponies that bolt their feed.  Medium licks can be hung in the stable or field.  Large licks are best used in the field. Himalayan Salt Licks are more resistant to rain than ordinary pressed salt licks but they will deteriorate if left sitting in a puddle of water.

Himalayan Rock Salt Licks

In the old days yaks were used to transport the Himalayan rock salt from the mines down the mountains. Nowadays, tractors and trucks are used to take the salt from the mines down to the railhead from where they are transported to the major cities and ports of Pakistan.