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Old 09-01-14, 09:20 AM
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What mineral blocks do you use if any? Preferably non-molasses ones. I got a couple of the "Blue Caviar" ones as a freebie. Scarlett leaves it alone most of the time except for after being ridden, she goes back inside and loves licking it...sugar no doubt!
Totally coincidental she has had it about a week - over which her bum has shot up about 1" higher than her wither. She is already on another V/M supplement and access to rock salt.
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Old 09-01-14, 09:27 AM
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Olssons 007. Can get them in 2kg 'bricks' or a 20kg block.

http://olssons.com.au/pdf/007.pdf

If mine haven't had one for a while they tend to try and eat the first one, but soon settle down to just giving them a lick.
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Old 09-01-14, 09:29 AM
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I've used the Barastoc ones because they come in a 20kg size for many horses in one paddock. Pretty sure it has molasses. 007 blocks I've used too, when I got a voucher. I would buy these again when I need to get more.
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Old 09-01-14, 09:48 AM
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I made the mistake of buying a Barastoc one once. Damn thing was full of molasses and the buggers stood at it ALL day. We had to limit their access to it.
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Calsorb.
Interestingly, now all the horses are on Mag Chloride....the block grows cobwebs except for the rare occasions after a really hard ride they'll have a casual chew...for obvious reasons.
Prior to the Mag Chlor they powered through the Calsorb.

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Old 09-01-14, 10:31 AM
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None of ours would touch the Calsorb blocks, and eventually they just fell apart and disintegrated in the paddocks.

I was given a Blue Caviar one which went down well, so I have bought more of them, just for the broodmares with foals though. Everything else gets their minerals in a chaff mix.
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Old 09-01-14, 11:18 AM
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Mine have a 007 brick in the paddock, they have an occasional lick of it but aren't too interested really. They do get supplements in their feed daily though.
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007 Blocks, 20kg ones. 1 block for 14 horses lasts mine about 6wks. Mine just sits next to a water trough on the ground, in full sun and rain and lasts really well.

Barastoc ones I personally hate. Too much molasses and they're finished in 2 days.
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Olssons 007. Can get them in 2kg 'bricks' or a 20kg block.

[URL]http://olssons.com.au/pdf/007.pdf[/
They contain molasses
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Old 09-01-14, 01:56 PM
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Yes, but obviously not at the same rate the barastoc ones do. I have one horse that I swear can hear me lift the lid off the molasses bucket, and he doesn't pig out on his Olssons.
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Yes but no way near the amount as the Barastoc blocks. The Barastoc blocks themselves are nearly black.
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Old 09-01-14, 02:00 PM
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Fair enough Bug and Caz

I've never had much success with blocks as we get (normally) a lot of rain and they just wash away I've resorted to adding vit/min to feed.
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Mine are out in the weather all year. I try and find a high point so if it does rain it runs off so the block is not sudmersed in water.
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I use Peak 50 (without urea) for the young horses and pregnant mares plus mineral blocks for everyone. I've forgotten the name of the block but it is mostly salt with copper and zinc etc.
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Old 09-01-14, 04:23 PM
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Mine also eat the dirt where the blocks have been (usually a trigger for me to buy more).

Bit of a joke with my OH that my horses are subjected to eating dirt...
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I usually only get the 007 blocks which go down very well but yes do have molasses.
Or the Horse Power mineral block but also molasses based.

Barastoc also do one but again looks to be molasses based.
Ranvet do one but it's seems mainly just a salt block.
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Our horses are on stammanol mineral supplement mixed into their feeds and they look amazing. We also have the pink rock salt blocks in their stable and paddocks
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Old 11-01-14, 11:46 PM
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I got one of those pink salt blocks from Pakistan, I think they are , it's like a ring and I hang it just inside the paddock shelter , they don't use it much but it's there if they want it !
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