Poll

Water Sources for Horses

What type of water sources do your horses have access to?

Stock tank
44%
643
Automatic water fountains (stall or pasture)
19%
281
Individual buckets
28%
414
Natural sources, such as ponds or streams
7%
109
Other (please specify)
2%
29

Total votes cast: 1476

Comments & Write-in Answers

We have to clean them every week.

7/14/2014 11:00:18 PM

City water from automatic waterers

7/14/2014 10:10:46 PM

Large plastic tub.

7/14/2014 9:36:02 PM

Rain

7/14/2014 5:50:40 PM

one horse, one large bucket

7/14/2014 5:18:55 PM

water containers filled from home and taken to field everyday

7/14/2014 3:12:47 PM

300 gal white stock tank. Also occasionally used as a swimming pool for my ducks :)

7/14/2014 11:48:21 AM

shared buckets in pasture

7/14/2014 10:24:12 AM

My standardbred has the option of drinking from fresh water troughs or drinking from the pond

7/14/2014 7:16:45 AM

Fresh ground water pumped by a windmill

7/14/2014 6:40:43 AM

clean fresh water, 24/7/365

7/13/2014 8:46:56 PM

I have one horse on automatic watered and two on individule buckets to monitor water intake

7/13/2014 10:06:06 AM

cistern water

7/13/2014 9:37:24 AM

my horse has access in his paddock to an individual water trough

7/12/2014 9:31:39 PM

tank under shade with small pump moving the water for mosquito control

7/12/2014 7:26:41 AM

buckets are freshened 2-3 times a day

7/11/2014 9:10:37 PM

Cast iron clawed foot bathtubs

7/11/2014 3:39:35 PM

With mosquito fish.

7/11/2014 10:51:37 AM

It's the only way to go!

7/11/2014 9:34:23 AM

Stock tanks outside and buckets inside, and don't forget the occasional mud puddle.

7/11/2014 8:03:11 AM

I keep both in the stalls in case the automatics go out. The same in their outside turnouts,

7/11/2014 3:25:04 AM

16 gallon water bucket, heated 16 gal bucket in cold season

7/10/2014 10:32:12 PM

twenty to thirty gallon containers

7/10/2014 8:52:43 PM

We use 55 gal poly barrels.

7/10/2014 8:35:43 PM

50 gallon tanks in each pen or pasture

7/10/2014 6:44:22 PM

mine have all of the above available depending on where they are

7/10/2014 6:22:14 PM

A tank, individual buckets, and their favorite -- a clean muck buckey

7/10/2014 2:22:38 PM

we bucket to monitor intake. all buckets are cleaned daily to protect water freshness and palatabili

7/10/2014 12:24:54 PM

So I can monitor how much they are drinking

7/10/2014 10:27:34 AM

bath tub, gets dumped & rinsed daily

7/10/2014 8:22:27 AM

Old claw foot bath tub

7/10/2014 7:41:55 AM

My research indicates horses physicial systems are geared towards several large gulps at a time

7/9/2014 11:54:38 PM

individual buckets and drums.

7/9/2014 10:45:44 PM

Large muck buckets

7/9/2014 7:09:56 PM

several larger communal buckets

7/9/2014 5:48:59 PM

Both automatic water inside the walk-in area in the barn and a stock tank outdoors.

7/9/2014 5:42:29 PM

Buckets in stalls, but again, we're lucky--we have a stream running through the turnout

7/9/2014 5:23:44 PM

Plastic drums 50+ gallon ones three per pasture

7/9/2014 4:48:08 PM

Water comed directly from a dug well

7/9/2014 4:42:17 PM

My horses prefer drinking from the stock tanks in their runs, but also have auto waterers in stalls.

7/9/2014 4:10:20 PM

With a fountain pump circulating the water like a fish tank.

7/9/2014 1:36:15 PM

Since most are out to pasture, stock is easiest, when needed to monitor intake , I go to individual

7/9/2014 1:31:04 PM

Here in AZ, our "buckets" are 30gal. half-barrels.

7/9/2014 1:08:05 PM

Sadly from a source which contains chlorine and flouride. Not good!

7/9/2014 11:33:04 AM

He's a bit spoiled so has Nelson Waterers in his stall and all his pastures,plus 2 hanging buckets.

7/9/2014 11:25:40 AM

While there is a small lake in the pasture I keep their stall buckets full and a large metal tank

7/9/2014 11:22:03 AM

all are cleaned and fresh water daily

7/9/2014 10:38:00 AM

large tub, scrubbed and refilled regularly

7/9/2014 9:59:22 AM

3 stock tanks, 1 per pasture, and a small duck pond fed from well they sometimes use too.

7/9/2014 9:04:55 AM

They each have a 30 gal. container. It needs to be filled twice a week, I empty & scrub then.

7/9/2014 2:48:23 AM

Stock tank,heated bucket in winter, He also loves slush water in the winter

7/8/2014 9:57:51 PM

Stock tank in pasture. Buckets in stalls.

7/8/2014 9:30:57 PM

manually filled every three days and either hosed out or scrubbed with a brush

7/8/2014 8:50:56 PM

used to use a stock tank. down to 1 horse so I use a clean, new muck bucket

7/8/2014 8:33:22 PM

They used to have access to natural sources but both became ill, my vet advised only buckets.

7/8/2014 7:52:46 PM

in paddock 1 to 2 clean muck buckets; individual buckets in stalls

7/8/2014 7:18:01 PM

My 2 have their own large barrle sized buckets

7/8/2014 7:15:19 PM

city water & water changed daily for buckets

7/8/2014 7:03:41 PM

25 gal. barrels, dumped, rinsed & refilled daily; in AZ heat they drink a lot!

7/8/2014 6:45:32 PM

Pails in their in-and-out stalls. Stock tank in the indoor ring/drylot combo. Never without.

7/8/2014 6:33:34 PM

Have two sources available so they always have access to clean water

7/8/2014 6:13:54 PM

2 horse 5 sheep 50 gal tank checked and cleaned often heated if needed

7/8/2014 5:21:14 PM

stock tank w/ float; auto waterers in stalls

7/8/2014 5:17:06 PM

Best thing I ever put in.

7/8/2014 4:47:55 PM

Stock tank with constant water flow for freshness

7/8/2014 4:23:57 PM

We built an awning over the tank.It keeps the water really cool here in SC in the summer.

7/8/2014 3:42:08 PM

Oddly they prefer the stock tank, go figure.

7/8/2014 3:06:50 PM

2 X 20 Gallon buckets for 3 horses

7/8/2014 2:33:40 PM

100 gallon tank, cleaned regularly for 3 horses. Buckets in stalls

7/8/2014 12:06:25 PM

Waterers in paddocks, buckets in stalls.

7/8/2014 10:53:55 AM

I rather fill up outside tanks each day so i can see how much and it is fresh

7/8/2014 10:05:39 AM

Stock tank in the pasture, buckets when in the stalls

7/8/2014 9:17:10 AM

My horse has an auto waterer in his paddock and two buckets in his stall.

7/8/2014 8:28:41 AM

rain water

7/8/2014 7:42:24 AM