Anybody else seeing this? 20ish Cushings pony who does not sweat. Anhydrosis and under fans during the day in the summer. He is obsessed with his salt block and goes through the small ones in a hurry. When he comes into his stall to eat he heads to his salt block first and gnaws away and I hear him down in the barn all day gnawing on his block. I thought at first it might be due to a salt deficiency but he never gets back to normal consumption.
Yes he drinks a lot and his stall is saturated with wet spot everyday when I clean it. He probably pees through a 10 cubic foot bag of shavings a day.
I have just never had a horse this obsessed with salt. He gets ration balancer and orchard grass hay just like the two mares that are NOT obsessed with their salt block. He was not always like this - I have had him over ten years now. I am not feeding the same hay all the time - I buy from a reseller and some Tennessee hay but not the same grower.