Why Sea Salt for horses? Without salt, life itself would not be possible. Salt is as important to life as oxygen and water. Horses utilize salt as an essential ingredient for life. When it comes to horse health and nutrition, not all salt is created equal. Most salt that is available for horses has been refined (treated with chemicals to remove the minerals, evaporated under high compression and heat which disrupts the molecular structure of salt, and evened bleached in order to obtain the white color) or mined from salt mines that are pure white, like walking into a snowball. This white salt is void of natural balance of life giving minerals in their natural state as they have been processed out by man or leeched out by nature over time leaving only sodium and chloride. Unrefined sea salt contains much, much more. Quantitative analysis of the elements in the blood has essentially the same profile as the quantitative analysis of elements found in sea water (only major difference is the hemoglobin in the blood). This natural mineral balance is very important for optimum animal health. It gives the horse the “tools” it needs for growth, immune function, performance, etc. Sea minerals are in crystalloid form which is defined as “a crystallizable substance which, when dissolved in a liquid will diffuse readily through animal or vegetable cell membranes”. Health care professionals are very familiar with this crystalloid state as this is the state of the minerals in hospital IVs.