Sometimes I am sent products to test. I never say anything if the product doesn’t test well. But, if the product definitely shows an improvement in my horse or is well received, I talk about it.
A week ago, I was sent Skode’s Salt Squares to test on my fuzzies. I was so busy, I had to put it off for a week. But yesterday, I brought the bag to my taste testers, camera in hand, to record the event.
But first, the facts about the product…
SKODES SALT SQUARES- A SALT SUPPLEMENT IN THE FORM OF A COOKIE (no affiliation) THE WHYs
Skode Salt Squares were created to replenish the salt a horse needs after exercise (2 Squares per day will do ya), and to encourage a horse to drink so that he will moisten up after sweating. Dehydration is not good, as we know.
I know that my heavy trail riding friends and my endurance riding friends are always fighting the salt/sweat hydration war. Same with any performance horse… You can use these Salt Squares to “pre-load” before competition and then you can “after-load” to replace electrolytes.
Well, my horses don’t do much so they don’t lose too much salt. However, it sure gets hot here in Grass Valley and often I wish I had something to give Finn to make him drink after a ride – sometimes he drinks and sometimes he doesn’t. That worries me a bit. And I always wonder if my mineral supplements are giving them what they need, saltwise.
When I saw that 2 Salt Squares would give a horse his daily (sea)salt, I liked the simplicity. And, the bonus of these treats encouraging drinking is all good! So the thought behind the Salt Squares made sense to me.
I flipped over the bag that was sent to me and saw that all the ingredients are 100% Human Grade and Organic whole foods with Certified Organic herbs. The total combined sugar/starch combination is only 4.1%. Again, all good, especially because I have a few insulin resistant equines here.
Then I read the brochure and here is what impressed me besides the quality of the ingredients:
–The Salt Squares are made of:
And, a quote from the doctor of Naturopathy that helped formulate the recipe:
WHAT MY HORSES HAD TO SAY…
I set out to the Ranch Lab where all my equines awaited eagerly. (I know they know when I have treats…)
The first thing I did was open the bag that contained the Squares. I was a bit nervous that I had waited too long and the cookies had gone bad. But, the Squares had a lovely fragrance and were fine (without preservatives). This was a very good thing because many folks order products and cannot get to them right away. So Skode’s got a ‘thumbs up’ from me for having successful packaging.
I also had some trepidation because I wasn’t sure my horses would like salty things (some eat the salty minerals I put out and some don’t). I know I prefer chips to cookies, but there are plenty of people who like cookies over chips.
Also, I wasn’t sure that salt + sweet would be a good combination. What would that taste like and would they accept the odd flavor?
HERE IS A PHOTO JOURNAL OF HOW IT WENT DOWN…
10 of my 11 horses gobbled them up.
I think having these in my trail bag would be a real boost of confidence for me on long or hot rides. I know Finn and BG will eat them easily – replenishing their salts – and most likely the Squares will encourage them to drink afterward. Yay!
HOW TO GET SOME FOR YOUR TASTE TESTERS?!
Click here. Or, click on the image below. Let me know how it goes for you!
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