Should I Feed Both Redmond Rock Crushed

and Daily Red Loose Horse Minerals?

Mar 3, 2021

With the introduction of our new fortified loose mineral mix Daily Red, we’ve had customers ask what the difference is between Redmond Rock Crushed and Daily Red mineral salt—and if they can or should be fed together.

While Daily Red and Crushed are foundationally similar—both are natural, loose  minerals for horses and provide excellent health benefits—they’re targeted to meet different needs and should not be fed together. Here’s why.

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Understanding A Horse’s Need for Salt 

Horses crave salt—something you probably already know. Salt is critical to keeping your horse hydrated and plays a vital role in nerve and muscle function. Plus, horses like the taste of salt, so they’ll naturally seek it out. That’s a good thing, especially if you’re using a mineral sea salt like Crushed or Daily Red to deliver added nutritional benefits to your horse’s diet.

Horses’ hankering for salt, however, is also why it’s important not to feed Redmond Rock Crushed and Daily Red together, and why it is important to only make available the supplement that best meets your horse’s needs.

Why? If your horse has two different Redmond salt sources, he may not eat the one you prefer and that will benefit him the most.

Which Redmond Mineral Salt Supplement is Best for My Horse?

That depends. Both Crushed and Daily Red are excellent, but for different reasons. Let’s review the differences between the two products and when each is recommended.

RR Crushed benefits

Redmond Rock Crushed

Crushed provides life-sustaining electrolytes and 63 natural trace minerals. It’s ideal for hard-working horses that struggle with dehydration and need normal electrolyte and mineral replacement.

Daily Red benefits

Daily Red

Daily Red has the same foundational blend of trace minerals and electrolytes for horses as Crushed, but is also fortified with zinc, manganese, copper, iodine, selenium, cobalt, and vitamins A, D, and E. This fortified mix supports vision, joints, nerve and muscle function, and encourages a robust immune system and healthy coat.

Daily Red is targeted specifically toward horses that need a nutritional leg up. It’s well-suited for nutritionally depleted horses, stall-bound horses, equine athletes, pregnant mares, and growing foals.

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We hope this helps you feel more informed about which Redmond mineral salt supplement is best for your horse. Whether you choose Crushed or Daily Red, we’re confident you’ll see the benefits each has to offer your horse.

For a more detailed comparison of these products, read Comparing Redmond Rock Crushed and Daily Red Horse Mineral Supplements

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