Winter Refreshment

How do you encourage adequate hydration during cold weather?
(Check all that apply)

Heated water buckets/troughs

Total votes cast: 2221

Comments & Write-in Answers

free salt mixed with the meals to encourage the proper amount of water intake

1/14/2008 4:48:50 PM

Fastrack Equine Microbials helps increase water intake all year

1/14/2008 4:28:52 PM

lots of fruits and veggies

1/14/2008 3:44:32 PM

A skin pinch test on the point of shoulder will tell you whether your horse is hydrated.

1/14/2008 2:37:14 PM

Either a float or submersable tank heater. Have done this for over 25 yrs with no problems.

1/14/2008 1:32:11 PM

Using the heated buckets and electrolytes works well with my horses - as well as keeping ice away.

1/14/2008 8:39:15 AM

We keep a heater in our tank so they always have water avail.

1/13/2008 5:00:05 PM

they have access to a big barn at all timesand the heated water is nearby.

1/13/2008 10:29:22 AM

Provide large buckets or tubs of water. I've found that the more that more available=more drinking

1/13/2008 4:52:20 AM

warm water sloppy bran mash with brown sugar and apples and carrots when the weather is changing ,

1/12/2008 11:19:07 PM

salt block

1/12/2008 9:14:14 PM

Feed sloppy sugar beet

1/12/2008 2:40:55 PM

Warm water with carrots

1/12/2008 12:07:00 PM

chopped up apples in the water

1/12/2008 7:41:42 AM

trough is heated, they drink more with increased forage for the cold weather

1/12/2008 1:57:41 AM

even with heated buckets my horses love to drink the water outside as soon as I break the ice out

1/11/2008 8:05:39 PM

Wet grain & add carrots because they're 90 % water

1/11/2008 7:42:35 PM

I give my horse warm water twice a day with carrots

1/11/2008 3:53:47 PM

We live in Florida, so we really don't have a problem.

1/11/2008 2:22:38 PM

white iodized salt 1 tablespoon twice a day in feed

1/11/2008 1:46:38 PM

Take a round water barrel place rubber tires down over barrel to the top. the water will not freeze

1/11/2008 1:13:36 PM

access to a salt block

1/11/2008 12:32:26 PM

horses love water at about 40 degrees

1/11/2008 11:20:00 AM

I give them a warm oatmeal, peppermint, bran mash on the coldest days. They slurp it up!

1/11/2008 10:04:52 AM

Heated water and beet pulp added to pellets

1/11/2008 10:02:56 AM

beet pulp

1/11/2008 9:38:47 AM

Two buckets of water in stall filled three times a day, heated troughs outside

1/11/2008 8:12:34 AM

I put her hay in a large bucket and add 5 gal. of water. She eats the hay, then drinks the water .

1/11/2008 2:20:08 AM

Add salt to mash

1/11/2008 12:34:44 AM

Changing H2O daily

1/10/2008 11:54:20 PM

i give them extra salt in thier feed to encourange water drinking

1/10/2008 11:18:12 PM

salt blocks

1/10/2008 11:05:25 PM

I make sure they have a salt block and minerals, tnis seems help make my horses thisty so they drink

1/10/2008 10:35:52 PM

Over 1 mo. of frozen water in AZ desert, have been carrying buckets of warm water out to pens

1/10/2008 10:29:05 PM

add salt to feed

1/10/2008 10:06:27 PM

I dont have a problem in winter where I live in Australia, thankfully

1/10/2008 9:48:28 PM

Keep 50 lb salt/mineral blocks & 250 lb 16% protein/mineral tubs freely accessible

1/10/2008 9:28:58 PM

I feed soaked beet pulp, have a stock tank heater and have added salt to the beet pulp.

1/10/2008 8:29:48 PM

water should be readly available 24 hrs a day!!

1/10/2008 8:08:43 PM

iodized table salt

1/10/2008 7:21:18 PM

heated buckets, warm water, soaked beet pulp/alfalfa pellet mashes.

1/10/2008 7:05:03 PM

tank heaters cost prohibitive, pour buckets of hot water into frozen troughs

1/10/2008 7:03:14 PM

I put a small salt block in my mare's feeder.

1/10/2008 6:52:16 PM

sometimes a litttle salt mixed in their grain helps also.

1/10/2008 6:48:05 PM

the barn is well insulated so no freezing water buckets

1/10/2008 6:22:04 PM

I live in Az. usually not a problem.

1/10/2008 6:02:56 PM

I put 1-2 TBS. of Table Salt in their feed am and pm. I use electrolytes for my oldest horse(27).

1/10/2008 5:57:29 PM

beat pulp soaked

1/10/2008 5:09:57 PM

We feed all of horses senior feed with hot water added.

1/10/2008 4:57:15 PM


1/10/2008 3:32:31 PM

I take hot water in a large thermos from home to add to the water bucket, no hot water at my barn.

1/10/2008 3:21:42 PM

add some water to horses that get the most feed quanities

1/10/2008 3:05:27 PM

We carry buckets of hot water to the barn to temper the cold.

1/10/2008 2:46:20 PM

salt on the feed and bring in the barn during extremely cold weather

1/10/2008 2:40:05 PM

I always put electrolytes in my Horse's feed during the winter months.

1/10/2008 2:33:57 PM

I add feed salt to their grain in p.m.

1/10/2008 2:04:58 PM

handful of trace mineral salt with feed once daily

1/10/2008 1:58:25 PM

give them warm water at least once a day in cold weather.

1/10/2008 1:41:05 PM

Gatorade added to water in summer and cold winter days

1/10/2008 1:38:46 PM

add salt to feed

1/10/2008 1:26:17 PM

loose salt mixed in food

1/10/2008 1:24:26 PM

I feed warm, well soaked shredded beet pulp.

1/10/2008 12:40:25 PM

Salt & mineral buckets and sweet lix bucket

1/10/2008 12:31:19 PM

Fresh water several time s a day, that way there is less chance of ice over&the temp. is more normal

1/10/2008 11:50:12 AM

Salt blocks plus free flowing salt used to encourage thirst.

1/10/2008 9:29:46 AM

Not an issue. They all drink adequate amounts.

1/10/2008 9:19:20 AM

warm water

1/10/2008 8:35:02 AM

Keep salt blocks within easy reach of horses

1/10/2008 8:06:47 AM


1/10/2008 6:08:28 AM

always buckets of water in stalls and tanks in field with heater in them

1/9/2008 11:38:47 PM

Insulated trough with foil bubble foil & set rough on insulation to retain heat

1/9/2008 10:56:18 PM

Insulated trough with foil bubble foil & set rough on insulation to retain heat

1/9/2008 10:44:43 PM

very well soaked beet pulp....drained and add hot water to warm it up!

1/9/2008 10:00:52 PM

Salt bricks in feeders and blocks in pastures, also.

1/9/2008 9:58:34 PM

I give my horse hot and cold water mixed by turn both taps from the house. They love it

1/9/2008 9:51:38 PM

plain old salt

1/9/2008 9:46:09 PM

In the barn and outside

1/9/2008 9:33:43 PM

In the barn and outside

1/9/2008 9:33:42 PM

If I have a horse that is not drinking I throw a few handfuls of bran into about a gallon of water.

1/9/2008 9:16:30 PM

Live in Florida!

1/9/2008 8:52:09 PM

I also add Redmond salt to his feed. Great stuff.

1/9/2008 7:43:48 PM

Give fresh buckets of water 3 times a day, in addition to the individual heated buckets

1/9/2008 7:39:49 PM

Not heated but clean and fresh with no ice

1/9/2008 6:40:09 PM

Actual hot water!

1/9/2008 6:15:19 PM

alfalfa cubes well soaked with extra water added

1/9/2008 5:53:02 PM

Add a little salt to his mash

1/9/2008 5:16:35 PM

I add a little corn oil to feed.

1/9/2008 5:12:27 PM

Molasses in the water

1/9/2008 5:06:10 PM

My horse refuses to drink if his water is too cold

1/9/2008 5:03:53 PM

Water at 40 degrees, available at all times

1/9/2008 4:53:59 PM

Maintain very clean water buckets

1/9/2008 4:34:21 PM

Add salt to feed in winter

1/9/2008 4:25:36 PM

I add a small amount of epsom salt to provide magnesiumand increase thirst

1/9/2008 4:10:03 PM

I add a tablespoon of salt to his supplements and maintain exercise/fitness level.

1/9/2008 3:17:51 PM

free choice salt and I add molassas to their supplements

1/9/2008 3:14:43 PM

heated water keeps 34 yr old horse drinking

1/9/2008 3:14:34 PM

buckets of warm water added to water tub, very wet bran mashes

1/9/2008 3:08:34 PM

water and lots of beet pulp

1/9/2008 2:51:33 PM

wet hay down

1/9/2008 2:44:12 PM

We insulate the tanks and buckets too, otherwise they still freeze due to cold winds.

1/9/2008 2:17:09 PM

I soak my horse's feed in warm water and give her a bucket of warm water and all the snow she wants

1/9/2008 2:10:17 PM

A bucket of warm water with a peppermint in it! Horses think it's peppermint tea!

1/9/2008 1:59:10 PM

I feed Safe Choice and it has everything in it that makes them drink plenty of water.

1/9/2008 1:56:33 PM

A pinch of salt in the bucket, keep fresh

1/9/2008 1:48:29 PM

a bit of kosher salt in her supplements

1/9/2008 1:34:19 PM

I make sure salt is always available.

1/9/2008 1:21:26 PM

No comments

1/9/2008 1:04:48 PM

Make sure water troughs are clean and water is fresh to encourage drinking.

1/9/2008 1:04:31 PM

they have a salt lick and fresh (warm )water every day

1/9/2008 12:41:24 PM

USe soaked beet pulp.

1/9/2008 12:27:47 PM

it doesn't get that cold here

1/9/2008 12:10:49 PM

I feed safe choice w/ corn oil, and I have automatic waters so the water is same temp

1/9/2008 11:56:41 AM

use a tank heater all winter and keep it filled to the top.

1/9/2008 11:52:36 AM


1/9/2008 11:48:16 AM

Automatic waterers cleaned daily are always available and clean.

1/9/2008 11:15:33 AM

due to heating buckets i clean with clorox on a daily basis, and give them plenty of light excerise

1/9/2008 11:10:48 AM

Always offer free choice salt and minerals.

1/9/2008 11:06:22 AM

extra hay

1/9/2008 11:04:42 AM

RedCell in below freezing weather

1/9/2008 10:57:59 AM

water buckets in stalls but hortses prefer outside heated tank Warm water on pellets at night feed.

1/9/2008 10:53:39 AM

Beat pulp with as much water as they will tolerate

1/9/2008 10:50:35 AM


1/9/2008 10:31:42 AM

So far this winter my horses have been drinking plenty of water with this heater. I am pleased.

1/9/2008 10:22:58 AM

Pm feed includes soupy beet pulp that has soaked all day

1/9/2008 10:15:44 AM

all grain is soaked am& pm with 1 gallon of water & use warm water & electrolyted

1/9/2008 10:12:58 AM

soaking beet pulp in hot water, combining bran within the beet pulp soak during winter- feeding warm

1/9/2008 10:07:58 AM

We offer two buckets of water; at least one has warmer water.

1/9/2008 10:03:21 AM

Breaking and scooping ice constantly... winter can be over now...

1/9/2008 9:59:35 AM

Have one horse that is a hay dunker, so he gets a bucket of water just for that

1/9/2008 9:53:41 AM

salt block in grain feeder

1/9/2008 9:01:58 AM

plenty of soaked sugar beet pulp

1/9/2008 9:00:00 AM

If the horse wants to drink he will eat snow if he has to. I maks sure feed is well dampened.

1/9/2008 8:42:16 AM

I add salt to their feed with a little corn oil to get the salt to stick to the feed

1/9/2008 8:32:31 AM

I add salt to my horses feed if they will eat it. One horse will absolutley not touch his food if an

1/9/2008 8:29:24 AM

Loose salt in feed daily

1/9/2008 8:20:16 AM

I put salt in their feed

1/9/2008 8:19:10 AM

Electrolytes (plus carrots or apples, & some sweet feed) in hot soupy beet pulp mash 5+ times/week

1/9/2008 8:17:43 AM

I put an apple supplement in the water to encourage adequate hydration during the cold winter months

1/9/2008 8:16:35 AM

A little loose mineral salt with feedings in the winter will keep your horses drinking water.

1/9/2008 8:13:58 AM

Bran mashes are $$$ but a little bran in a hot-water BEET PULP MASH works great, adds water to diet

1/9/2008 8:12:33 AM

We live in a very temperat climate and, for the most part, don't have an issue

1/9/2008 7:43:10 AM


1/9/2008 7:39:05 AM

add table salt to grain whenever we have big shifts in temperatures

1/9/2008 7:38:46 AM

mineral salts in feed

1/9/2008 7:31:36 AM

Buckets are not heated but are freeze resistant. I make sure his bucket always has plenty of water.

1/9/2008 7:22:09 AM

I feed warm wet beet pulp

1/9/2008 7:15:10 AM

provide loose & block salt; 1/8 cup molasses 2x day in feed

1/9/2008 6:55:47 AM

I soak hay cubes and add beet pulp. I also carry hot water to mix with the cold/frozen water.

1/9/2008 6:44:47 AM

they like the warmed water; they drink more on colder days!

1/9/2008 6:25:01 AM

we add little salt to the feed at night works good for us

1/9/2008 6:16:19 AM

in addition to heated water buckets, water is added to grain, bran mash, hay cubes, beet pulp

1/9/2008 6:01:39 AM

I dump the heated buckets daily and refill so water is fresh. Trough is emptied & scrubbed weekly

1/9/2008 5:22:51 AM

dunk hay in trough after loosening flakes up works perfectly

1/9/2008 5:16:59 AM

acess to water all the time and salt/ mineral blocks in stalls

1/9/2008 2:30:14 AM

I feed beet pulp year round to all my horses. It's an easy way to get additional water into a horse.

1/9/2008 2:01:23 AM

A can of apple juice put in their water can encourage them to drink as well.

1/9/2008 1:24:40 AM

Make sure the water source is close to the shelter, and not on the other side of the field.

1/9/2008 12:50:29 AM

add hot water to buckets

1/9/2008 12:47:45 AM

I feed soaked beet pulp and grass forage along with grain meals

1/9/2008 12:37:22 AM

salt blocks

1/9/2008 12:10:11 AM

Fresh Water at all times

1/8/2008 11:52:07 PM

water in large bucket

1/8/2008 11:50:19 PM

Warm water added to the buckets, hot water in beet pulp w/feed, soaked until cool

1/8/2008 11:39:27 PM


1/8/2008 11:32:24 PM

it doesn't get that cold in the South. A well placed mineral block close to the trough does it.

1/8/2008 11:29:28 PM

a little extra loose salt added to grain. We live in Southern California

1/8/2008 11:28:40 PM

Manna Pro Apple Waffers !! They LOVE them & they seem to make them thirsty.

1/8/2008 11:25:09 PM

I salt my hay when I put it up in the summer, I also salt their grain in winter

1/8/2008 11:23:04 PM

You CAN lead a horse to Gatorade and it WILL drink. Lemon-lime was favored in our taste test.

1/8/2008 11:20:38 PM

our climate is very cold and makes for a lot of ice. I keep all waters and buckets very clean

1/8/2008 11:15:19 PM

all 4 have heated buckets. only mini gets electrolytes and other treatments due to chronic colic.

1/8/2008 11:05:11 PM

Add a teaspoonful of salt to their mash every other day.

1/8/2008 11:03:59 PM

beet pulp!

1/8/2008 10:59:05 PM

Dump & refill pails instead of topping them off. Give 1 Tablespoon loose salt/mineral salt weekly.

1/8/2008 10:50:16 PM

tab of salt in feed

1/8/2008 10:41:56 PM

Provide an Ice free water source

1/8/2008 10:34:11 PM

Tearsa my paint drinks most of her water in a heated 16 gallong bucket every 24 hours.

1/8/2008 10:34:00 PM

I board my horse at a boarding stable, so this is the only thing I can control.

1/8/2008 10:30:03 PM

Salt blocks in stalls

1/8/2008 10:29:29 PM

Heated water, Mashes and adding salt to mashes to make horse thirsty

1/8/2008 10:26:16 PM

Table Salt in Mashes

1/8/2008 10:15:01 PM

Clean water buckets twice a week, give suppliments w/ salt, minerals

1/8/2008 10:03:38 PM

add salt to grain

1/8/2008 10:01:09 PM

add water to feed

1/8/2008 10:00:27 PM

Salt bricks in their feed pans, tank heaters on really cold days.

1/8/2008 9:58:59 PM

2 TBLS salt with evening feed

1/8/2008 9:56:18 PM

warmer water is definitely more inviting in cold weathe, but also adding a tsp of salt in mash

1/8/2008 9:55:17 PM


1/8/2008 9:55:15 PM

Soaked beet pulp

1/8/2008 9:54:04 PM

warmer water is definitely more inviting in cold weathe, but also adding a tsp of salt in mash

1/8/2008 9:48:38 PM

I provide warm water (warm to the touch) and my horses love it.

1/8/2008 9:45:03 PM

table salt added to feed

1/8/2008 9:43:07 PM

No pampering here! Tanks would be solid ice without them.

1/8/2008 9:26:51 PM

Feeding salty treats like sunflower seeds.

1/8/2008 9:26:04 PM

Granulated salt in supplement bucket

1/8/2008 9:15:56 PM

I add 1/2 teaspoon full of sea salt granules to the feed 1 x daily.

1/8/2008 9:02:46 PM

I bring warm water to the barn when it gets really cold.

1/8/2008 9:00:41 PM

I add sea salt to their diet

1/8/2008 8:58:22 PM

I add 1/2 teaspoon full of sea salt granules to the feed 1 x daily.

1/8/2008 8:58:10 PM

I top dress salt to their feed if they're not drinking enough water

1/8/2008 8:56:08 PM

Providing plenty fresh jucy fruits and clean warmed water does great

1/8/2008 8:44:02 PM

apples+oats+hot water..they love it!

1/8/2008 8:43:37 PM

cut up apples and carrots and float in water tub

1/8/2008 8:39:13 PM

good quality hay encourages liquid intake

1/8/2008 8:26:18 PM

not only do i use a tank deicer, I insulate & cover the tank, leaving a hole for drinking!

1/8/2008 8:25:34 PM

beet plup soaked overnigt in warm water then before feeding add hot water to warm it up.

1/8/2008 8:11:53 PM

Heated water is KEY to get my equines to drink enough in cold weather.

1/8/2008 8:10:44 PM

just to keep them from freezing

1/8/2008 8:05:27 PM

I always keep a salt lick and if needed add salt to the grain

1/8/2008 7:53:36 PM

keep water clean and good hay

1/8/2008 7:52:34 PM

My horses also have a small stream in their pasture, so they have a choice of water sources.

1/8/2008 7:47:07 PM

salt blocks

1/8/2008 7:42:15 PM

I make sure Bri's water is as clean as possible

1/8/2008 7:42:11 PM

soaked beet pulp

1/8/2008 7:34:49 PM

We supply electrolytes year-round.

1/8/2008 7:31:36 PM

I use Cool Horse to make sure my Tennessee Walker and Draft Cross horses get enough hydration.

1/8/2008 7:30:52 PM

Frequent clean fresh water and also warm water on below freezing nights

1/8/2008 7:29:44 PM

table salt added to mash

1/8/2008 7:26:29 PM

we have one in each stall

1/8/2008 7:25:49 PM

beet pulp, dry or wet

1/8/2008 7:25:06 PM

Keep water fresh (yes even when snowing/freezing), always provide salt - loose & licks.

1/8/2008 7:24:29 PM

wet the hay

1/8/2008 7:22:06 PM

Extra salt on food, wet hay to help hydrate

1/8/2008 7:16:24 PM

a simple shake of table salt on their senior horse feed

1/8/2008 7:14:11 PM

Beet pulp soup - my horse thinks it's a treat.

1/8/2008 7:13:43 PM


1/8/2008 6:59:38 PM

mix tsp of molasses with hot water and divide that between my two horses' water buckets. Sweet!

1/8/2008 6:55:10 PM

I have 2 miniature horses that stop drinking every time we have a severe weather change.

1/8/2008 6:53:08 PM

adding hot water to stall buckets so that they cool more slowly

1/8/2008 6:52:38 PM

keep loose salt and minerals out free choice

1/8/2008 6:50:32 PM

new fresh clean water daily

1/8/2008 6:49:37 PM

I add a little salt to the morning grain.

1/8/2008 6:48:29 PM

salt added to food

1/8/2008 6:36:58 PM

I don't have heated buckets but I have a small water heater and I give the horses luke warm water.

1/8/2008 6:36:47 PM

fresh water everyday

1/8/2008 6:34:02 PM

I'm very fortunate to have a "heavy drinker" in the equine world.

1/8/2008 6:32:59 PM

2T regular kitchen salt in feed

1/8/2008 6:30:39 PM

adding a little apple juice to the water also helps

1/8/2008 6:28:59 PM

I also give mashes if the temperature suddenly drops.

1/8/2008 6:28:42 PM

adding salt to grain

1/8/2008 6:23:43 PM

offer warm water

1/8/2008 6:20:40 PM

I feed beet pulp and keep a salt lick in their feed buckets.

1/8/2008 6:18:25 PM

free-choice LOOSE mineral and salt available

1/8/2008 6:18:13 PM

I wet all their grain and add well soaked beat pulp every meal.

1/8/2008 6:18:11 PM

By offering loose salt there is an increase in both salt and water consumption

1/8/2008 6:16:56 PM

offer them very warm water to drink

1/8/2008 6:15:36 PM

tank heater goes a long way.

1/8/2008 6:12:32 PM

Tablespoon of salt w/dinner.

1/8/2008 6:09:55 PM

We are blessed with Auto waterers that we can adjust temp on...keep it warm to touch

1/8/2008 6:09:50 PM

add alfalfa meal w/molasses to diet.

1/8/2008 6:09:46 PM

Warm water, warm beet pulp, soaked hay and 1 oz salt BID

1/8/2008 6:03:31 PM


1/8/2008 6:02:54 PM

Feed a mash with equal parts beet pulp and bran our vet sug. for colic & it helps w/ hay

1/8/2008 5:52:01 PM

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 tsp honey in luke warm bucket of water

1/8/2008 5:47:25 PM

There's no excuse not to use a tank heater and have water available at all times!

1/8/2008 5:46:04 PM

You left the entire West Coast out! We don't have this trouble in Central CA.

1/8/2008 5:42:09 PM

They get

1/8/2008 5:41:38 PM

Offer a warm bucket of water.

1/8/2008 5:35:50 PM

Add salt to grain when below freezing; add 2 cups well-hydrated beet pulp to grain

1/8/2008 5:20:01 PM


1/8/2008 5:14:36 PM

For horses that are bucket watered, I will add apple cider vinegar (1 T.) if not drinking well

1/8/2008 5:14:28 PM

My drafts drink fine. My Icelandic eats ice!

1/8/2008 5:11:59 PM


1/8/2008 5:09:31 PM


1/8/2008 5:06:38 PM

Always provide salt or mineral licks

1/8/2008 5:06:38 PM

we add stock salt to the rations once a day

1/8/2008 5:02:50 PM

my horses have a fresh water spring to drink from

1/8/2008 4:59:28 PM

Free choice loose mineral salt and salt blocks, heated troughs kept clean

1/8/2008 4:57:23 PM

feed damp grain mixed with electrolytes to encourage the horse to drink - it really works -

1/8/2008 4:53:35 PM


1/8/2008 4:49:51 PM

We put water in their feed to insure they are getting at least a pint to a quart per feeding.

1/8/2008 4:47:42 PM

feed out doors in the rain

1/8/2008 4:47:11 PM

Never had a problem, They always have heated water and free choice mineral block

1/8/2008 4:45:44 PM

as long as the water isn't frozethey drink

1/8/2008 4:40:30 PM

adding loose salt to one meal a week

1/8/2008 4:40:23 PM

Well soaked hay cubes as part or total of hay feed.

1/8/2008 4:39:10 PM

Add 1 tsp salt to feed

1/8/2008 4:37:49 PM

Good mineral / salt intake. make sure water is fresh even in auto drinkers, and clean the drinkers.

1/8/2008 4:33:48 PM

I use beet pulp twice a day, on extremely cold days they get an extra meal made with hot water.

1/8/2008 4:29:35 PM

in Wisconsin, heated tanks, and a little bit of salt on the grain

1/8/2008 4:27:37 PM

Soaked Beet Pulp

1/8/2008 4:23:27 PM

Very rarely freezes where I live.

1/8/2008 4:20:43 PM

add 2 parts water to 1 part grain when under 40 degrees. Horses love it!

1/8/2008 4:18:39 PM

heated buckets/troughs are the best thing to come out in years!

1/8/2008 4:18:24 PM

Mineral block

1/8/2008 4:17:43 PM

Don't need to. MY Icelandics drink fine, even frozen water!

1/8/2008 4:17:24 PM

1 tsp salt in grain

1/8/2008 4:17:00 PM


1/8/2008 4:16:06 PM

We soak their pellets, which helps against choke too.

1/8/2008 4:15:00 PM

peel and slice apples and drop into the water bucket so horse has to basically "bob" for apple

1/8/2008 4:13:40 PM

supplying free choice salt block and keeping ice free water very clean

1/8/2008 4:13:14 PM

plain white salt

1/8/2008 4:12:13 PM

I also keep salt licks in every stall and a field block outside

1/8/2008 4:12:03 PM

I've never had that problem. My horse has water at her disposal and drinks regularly

1/8/2008 4:10:27 PM

Soak the hay

1/8/2008 4:07:21 PM

By adding salt to their grain and using a product that is a GI tract re-hydrator

1/8/2008 4:05:48 PM

I use loose mineral salt and add a pinch or two to feed ration

1/8/2008 4:00:05 PM

Room temp. mashes and topped up water buckets with hot water. Heated water buckets in extreme freezi

1/8/2008 3:59:59 PM

our horse drink a lot more when the water is heated

1/8/2008 3:58:47 PM

Add extra bran to diet

1/8/2008 3:57:54 PM

I add salt to the mashes

1/8/2008 3:57:14 PM

water is slightly heated and close to their hay and shelter area

1/8/2008 3:54:18 PM

we feed a sloppy beet pulp mash to all

1/8/2008 3:52:00 PM

add a little peppermint oil as well.

1/8/2008 3:51:07 PM

hay cubes soaked in water

1/8/2008 3:50:55 PM

fresh water

1/8/2008 3:50:11 PM

insulated water bucket so freezing doesn't occur

1/8/2008 3:48:53 PM

keep a small white salt block in grain feeder, mixes with the feed and feed U-7 which has sodium

1/8/2008 3:47:32 PM

I also keep buckets and tanks cleaned out as well as possible in WI subzerio temps.

1/8/2008 3:46:57 PM

Fresh Water 2-4x a day in a barrel

1/8/2008 3:46:56 PM

I feed beet pulp (wet) and add water to all the horses' feed. Time consuming but it works!

1/8/2008 3:46:46 PM

My horse Cowboy just loves water and is always drinking so its not a worry that he doesn't get enuf

1/8/2008 3:46:29 PM

feed free choice salt mix w/o urea

1/8/2008 3:45:19 PM

My horses receive a soupy mash which includes electrolytes 365 days a year

1/8/2008 3:45:14 PM

i feed all meals wet and soak hay when i can to makes sure he gets plenty of water

1/8/2008 3:42:47 PM

minerals/salts & exercise

1/8/2008 3:41:52 PM

Other: white salt available 24/7 in stalls and paddocks

1/8/2008 3:39:30 PM

a srpinkle of loose table salt in every feeding.

1/8/2008 3:39:23 PM

We clean out all buckets 365 times a year and troughs once a week to promote drinking

1/8/2008 3:39:19 PM

Equitea is great in Alberta..I make it warm and our horses love it.

1/8/2008 3:39:16 PM

Put salt mineral mix in feed.

1/8/2008 3:37:43 PM

Add water to his grain ration

1/8/2008 3:37:04 PM

adding small amount of plain white salt to senior mix

1/8/2008 3:34:32 PM

Giving warm water at least 3 times a day

1/8/2008 3:34:04 PM

Warm Bran Soup add Cinnamon, linseed meal, (stabilized rice) in large bucket

1/8/2008 3:33:53 PM


1/8/2008 3:30:50 PM

I give 1/2 cup of vinegar in their evening pellet meal

1/8/2008 3:28:12 PM

Living in Alaska - its water heaters or ice. :)

1/8/2008 3:27:57 PM

Fortunate to live in warmer climate

1/8/2008 3:27:09 PM

Offer warm water @ breakfast feeding

1/8/2008 3:24:15 PM

50 pound mineral salt block in stall

1/8/2008 3:23:14 PM

We have a water heater in the feed room. Buckets are checked three times daily.

1/8/2008 3:22:34 PM

I sprinkle a little mineral salt from the free choice bin in his stall.

1/8/2008 3:22:23 PM

We are in the South, during cold snaps leave the water run

1/8/2008 3:21:11 PM

we also offer a bucket of warm water and a bit of molasses, like a table spoon to a bucket,

1/8/2008 3:20:45 PM

free salt sprinkled on hay greatly increases the amount of water my pastured horses are consuming

1/8/2008 3:20:40 PM

Add a little salt to their food it makes them thirsty

1/8/2008 3:20:22 PM

I also add hot water to the grain twice a day and a bit of salt to encourage more drinking.

1/8/2008 3:17:19 PM

3/4 bucket hot h2o from house topped off with h2o from heated trough or tap

1/8/2008 3:16:36 PM

Keep his hay near his water - he dunks EVERYTHING!

1/8/2008 3:16:19 PM

1 tbsp. salt with am & pm feed

1/8/2008 3:16:01 PM

in arizona it's not so much a problem

1/8/2008 3:15:27 PM

I have hot water heater in my barn to use when it gets really cold

1/8/2008 3:13:54 PM

Adding salt.

1/8/2008 3:11:38 PM

I add hot water to the buckets

1/8/2008 3:11:06 PM

break ice apart in troughs and rake ice out - it helps temporarily at least

1/8/2008 3:08:27 PM

We keep our tanks heated & feed soaked (warm) beet pulp. Yum!

1/8/2008 3:07:04 PM

I also add a lil stock salt to her feed just to entice her to drink more....

1/8/2008 3:03:25 PM

Add a little powdered GatorAid or apple juice to a bucket of warm water.

1/8/2008 3:02:02 PM

I'm off grid so no heated water buckets. I do however give them warm water. They love it!

1/8/2008 3:01:52 PM

3 200 gal. full time fresh flow water

1/8/2008 3:01:09 PM

peppermint flavored Cool Horse hydration formula

1/8/2008 3:00:11 PM

add salt to grain mixture helps make them drink more- vets Idea.

1/8/2008 2:59:53 PM

salt & warm warter

1/8/2008 2:57:48 PM

Salt blocks

1/8/2008 2:57:00 PM

I carry warm buckets of water to the barn--guess they have me trained!

1/8/2008 2:56:53 PM

Added salt!

1/8/2008 2:54:27 PM

In the South, we use electrolytes 24/7/365, but double up during "cold" snaps to encourage drinking

1/8/2008 2:53:33 PM

Fresh, warm, full water trough and salt block nearby.

1/8/2008 2:53:08 PM

soaked beet pulp

1/8/2008 2:38:10 PM

Some salt in the grain and a bedtime bucket of the hottest tap water I can draw. Equine Senior mash!

1/8/2008 1:01:39 PM

increase loose salt

1/8/2008 10:54:48 AM

Also put cut-up apples in their buckets.

1/8/2008 10:15:51 AM

beet pulp w/ alfalfa cubes

1/8/2008 9:12:28 AM