Water & Electrolytes

Automatic waterers are chore-efficient, conserve water and offer the peace of mind of knowing your horse always has a supply of fresh water available.


The Benefits of Using an Automatic Waterer for Horses

November 06, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offers reasons to consider installing automatic waterers in your horse barn.... Read More


(Un)certain Change: Climate Shifts and Horse Keeping

October 08, 2015

Learn how rising temperatures and extreme weather events are affecting horse keeping.... Read More


Fall Feeding Tips for Horses

October 04, 2015

As temperatures drop, consider whether you need to make changes to your horse's diet in preparation for winter.... Read More


The Horse Launches Weekly Nutrition Q&A

October 01, 2015

Submit your questions now for our expert, independent equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, PhD.... Read More

The best feeders allow a horse to hold its head in a grazing position. Nature designed horses to eat with their heads lowered, and doing so can reduce dust's negative impact on a horse’s sensitive respiratory system.


Horse Feeder and Waterer Options for Every Barn

September 25, 2015

Equine product companies and do-it-yourself horse owners have come up with a variety of horse waterers and feeders.... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More


Your Horse's Water Sources: Things to Consider

September 09, 2015

Providing your horse with water might seem like an easy task, but it's not always as simple as it sounds.... Read More


Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

Learn more about this potentially dangerous condition and how to manage it. ... Read More


Poll Recap: Stay Hydrated!

August 18, 2015

Most respondents said they provide constant access to fresh, clean water to ensure their horses stay hydrated. ... Read More


Why Is It Important to Protect Waterways from Horses?

August 17, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle shares reasons to protect streams from livestock and how to do it.... Read More


Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More


Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

August 04, 2015

What steps do you take to keep horse and human safe and cool during summer?... Read More


Performance Horse Nutrition: What Role Do Supplements Play?

July 31, 2015

Dr. Brian Nielsen presents up-to-date information on feeding the athletic horse and using nutritional supplements.... Read More

A horse competing in the Endurance World Championship appreciates a long, cool sip of water during the race.


Drought, Temperature, Fires Challenge Tevis Water Supply

July 30, 2015

Organizers and volunteers are working to ensure an adequate water supply for participants in the 100-mile ride.... Read More


Stall-Resting Seniors

July 13, 2015

Some horses handle stall rest well, while others would rather not deal with it. Where does your senior horse fall?... Read More


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More


Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More

Control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by 10 to 25 feet of vegetation.


Buffer Your Horse Paddocks

June 30, 2015

You can help to control muddy runoff by locating your paddock so it is surrounded by a buffer strip.... Read More

As horse owners, we need to be especially aware of how our choices impact the environment.


You and Your Horse Can Become Environmentally Friendly

June 25, 2015

Take a brief look at "green" horse keeping techniques you can implement over this summer.... Read More


How Can Horse Owners Protect Waterways from their Animals?

June 25, 2015

Livestock can damage fragile waterways. Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle shares how to keep horses off yours.... Read More


Electrolyte Primer

June 22, 2015

Not every horse needs electrolytes to regulate water content in the body, but some do. Here's what to consider.... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 15, 2015

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More


Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More


Poll Recap: Automatic Waterers

June 09, 2015

Of the 338 respondents, 121 (36%) said they use or are most familiar with Ritchie waterers. ... Read More