Water & Electrolytes

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

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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.

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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

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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

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Electrolyte Primer

June 21, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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The Hydrated Horse

May 18, 2015

How important is water in your horse's diet? Learn about the importance of keeping your equids well-hydrated.... Read More

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How Much Food and Water do My Horses Need if I Evacuate?

May 12, 2015

Here are some tips on leaving food and water for horses should you need to evacuate without them during a disaster.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Watering Options

April 21, 2015

Of the 1,144 respondents, 485 (42%) said they use a stock tank to provide water for their horses. ... Read More

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New California Water Restrictions' Impact on Horses

April 15, 2015

Many owners have implemented water conservation practices at their facilities. Here's how they're faring. ... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

April 02, 2015

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 01, 2015

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Should I Worry About the Hardness of My Horses' Water?

March 30, 2015

Our new community water source is "hard" water, with higher levels of calcium and magnesium. Should I be concerned? ... Read More

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An Introduction to Automatic Waterers

March 06, 2015

Do you really want to wrestle with frozen hoses? Here's what to know about automatic waterers.... Read More

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How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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Why Is It Important to Protect Waterways from Horses?

January 29, 2015

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

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 28, 2015

Plan ahead to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2015

Ensure horses have adequate shelter, water, dry bedding, and feed when temperatures drop.... Read More

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How Long Can a Horse Go without Water During the Winter?

January 19, 2015

Find out from Dr. Nancy Loving how frequently a horse needs to drink during the winter to stay healthy.... Read More

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Why is Hydration for Horses Important During the Winter?

January 16, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving talks about the risks horses face when they don't drink enough during the winter.... Read More

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Will a Horse Drink from an Icy Bucket of Water?

January 15, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle and Dr. Nancy Loving discuss whether or not horses will drink icy water.... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

December 29, 2014

Some parts of the country are bracing for a cold start to 2015. Here are a few winter horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Cold Weather Tips for Horse Owners

December 11, 2014

Here are five important tips to help owners keep horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More