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Installing Automatic Waterers

September is a great time to get your winter water supply set up before the icy cold weather sets in. Learn about installing automatic waters for your horses....

Build a Simple Water Storage Container for Your Horse Trailer

If you trailer your own horses, having a supply of water on hand is useful after hot trail rides or an all-day horse show. See how we made our water storage container. ...

Water-Wise Tips for Horse Owners

In most parts of North America it’s that rare time of year when we stop thinking there is too much rain and start worrying that we aren’t getting enough. Here are some tips for horse owners on how you can use water wisely throughout the summer....

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Set Up a Winter Water Supply

Winter has sneaked in and hit many parts of the northern United States. For those not fully prepared, now is probably your last chance to set up a water supply that won’t freeze or get icy cold. A horse drinks 8 to 12 gallons of water per day, and horses prefer water temperatures of about 45-65 degrees Fahrenheit and tend to drink less when water is cold. Keep in mind that research tells us that a...

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