Best Salt Block Holder For Horses (Buyer's Guide)

Salt Block Holder For Horses

Are you tired of your horse’s Himalayan salt licks and mineral blocks being tossed about in the dirt? We have the answer. 

Get a salt block holder for horses that are specially designed to keep your horse’s stall tidy and their salt block clean.

But before you start shopping for one of these holders, check out our product reviews below. We take a look at 5 of these practical and user-friendly salt holders and included a short buyer’s guide to help you find the right one for you and your horse. 

Top 5 Salt Block Holders For Horses (Our Review)

ERS Plastic SM SQ Salt Blk Holder (Best Overall) 

This durable and non-corrosive holder is suitable for a 4lb salt-brick or mineral block. It can be mounted to the wall in your horse’s stall, or even to a fence or tree in the paddocks. 

This holder can easily be mounted to any wooden surface, and unlike metal salt block holders, it will not rust.  

The open front design gives your horse instant access to its salt. This product is not only easy to install and easy to keep clean, but it is also affordable. Two wood screws are included for mounting.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • East to clean
  • Will not rust
  • User-friendly open front
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • It will not last as long as a metal holder

Little Giant Salt (Best Budget)

Little Giant SB1 4-Pound Wire Salt Block Holder
  • Little Giant SB1 4-Pound Wire Salt Block Holder
  • XL

The wire cage design can be mounted on any stall wall or fence post’ and stops your horse from removing the salt block. 

This holder accommodates a 4lb salt or mineral block and allows your horse easy access to it thanks to its user-friendly design. 

The Little Giant is an innovative and colorful product constructed from heavy-gauge wire that is vinyl-coated to prevent rust. Screws for installation are not supplied.

You’re getting a solidly-built product at a super-low price, backed by a solid reputation. This product is manufactured by Miller Manufacturing Company, established as a family-owned business back in 1941. Their farm and ranch products supply over 30 other countries worldwide. 

Pros

  • Rust-resistant vinyl coating
  • Durable wire design
  • Allows easy access to a salt block

Cons

  • Screws are not supplied

Horseshoe Salt Block Holder (Best Design)

We love how practicality and fun are combined in this polymer horseshoe design. It will accommodate a 4lb salt block and is constructed from heavy-duty plastic that is durable and will not rust. 

The salt block stays in place even after the horse has licked away most of it. Install this salt holder easily with 3 screws. Unfortunately, screws are not included. Made in the USA.

Pros

  • Attractive horseshoe design
  • Heavy-duty plastic
  • Will not rust
  • Easily mounted in a stall or on a fence

Cons

  • Screws for installation are not included

Intrepid International Stainless (Best Metal Holder)

Intrepid International Stainless Salt Block Holder
  • Salt Block Holder. Horse Stable Equipment
  • Manufacturer: IMPORTED HORSE &SUPPLY
  • Manufacturer part number: 148676
  • Heavy duty stainless steel
  • International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions.

The Intrepid International Stainless Holder is a sturdy, non-corrosive product, constructed from heavy-duty stainless steel. It accommodates standard-sized salt blocks. 

Like the Horseshoe Salt Holder, this product also does not come with screws for mounting. Good price for a stainless steel product, as plastic models often cost the same.

Pros

  • Attractive stainless steel design
  • Non-corrosive
  • Sturdy, will not break

Cons

  • No screws are included

Safe-T Durable Plastic Salt Block Holder (Best Guarantee)

This green plastic salt holder is made in Canada and carries a manufacturer’s guarantee for 3 years. 

As it is made of plastic it will not rust and is easy to clean. 

Like the ERS Market model, this too has an open front design and is mounted with 2 screws.

Pros

  • Easily kept clean
  • Easily installed
  • Does not rust 
  • Accessible open-front design
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Not as long-lasting as metal

Salt Block Holder Buyer’s Guide

Here are a few important factors to consider before you purchase a salt block holder for your horse, with the best model for each category.

Durability

All of the products reviewed are durable and user-friendly, but of course, metal holders, particularly those made of stainless steel like the Intrepid International Stainless Salt Block Holder, will be longer lasting than plastic ones as they are less likely to break.

Ease Of Use

Of course, you want your horse to be able to get to his salt block easily, and without hurting itself. This is where an open-front design like that found on the Little Giant is useful. It also has no sharp edges, so that your horse can get to their salt block safely. And it’s available at a very low price too.

Mounting

Where and how do you put a salt block up for your horse? The salt holders in our above product reviews make it easy to keep a salt block available for your horse to use whenever it needs it. Mount it in the barn, or out in the paddock on a tree or wooden fence post.

They are all easily mounted with 2 or 3 screws depending on the design. The ECS includes the 2 wood screws necessary for installation.   

Guarantee

A way to know that you are getting a quality product that will not only be effective but also long-lasting is to check if the manufacturers have offered a guarantee on their product. The Safe-T is guaranteed for 3 years and has received great reviews from other users.

Corrosion Resistance

A very important consideration is that of corrosion resistance. Salt block holders are available in a variety of materials, some more resistant to corrosion than others. 

Most metals will rust when exposed to moisture. There are inexpensive, vinyl-coated metal holders available that claim to resolve this problem, but they are not very durable. As soon as your playful horse has a go at it, and the coating starts to crack, rust will set in.

Stainless steel is the metal of choice if you’re worried about corrosion, as it does not rust. However, it tends to develop a layer of mineral deposits. Stainless steel looks great and is durable, but it’s usually expensive.

Plastic does not corrode, so the plastic holders such as the Horseshoe will be a good choice if this is a major concern for you. Plastic holders are also very easy to clean and don’t attract mineral deposits.

Conclusion

Our top pick, the ECS Market salt holder, is waterproof, rust-proof, easy to install, and easy to use. It is also very affordable, and as a bonus includes the 2 screws needed for mounting it. 

But these are all top-quality products, and we are certain that you would have found the ideal salt block holder for your horse in our review above.

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