Summer Care: Water

We have already had a few 100 degree days and likely more to follow. Each Summer season brings problems associated with inadequate water intake.

Your horses appreciate clean and cool water to quench their thirst too!
- Large volumes stay cool longer on a hot day ( greater than 20 gallons)
- Position in the shade if possible
- Watch for contamination, from birds, squirrels, rodents, hay dunkers
- Hand watering, instead of automatic, gives you the chance to observe inadequate or decreased intake and head off the problems associated with dehydration