Frigid weather can present challenges when it comes to watering our horses. The average horse should drink 10-15 gallons of water a day.
Be prepared to break ice on troughs more than once a day. With seniors and larger herds, note which horses are consuming water and who isn’t. That way you can catch a problem before life-threatening dehydration occurs.
If your horse doesn’t like drinking cold water, add water to his feed to assure at least some water gets into his body on really frozen days.
Immediately provide fresh water to horses who are licking the trough or ice. Consider using tank heaters during the coldest months.
Never leave horses without a drinkable water source for more than one day.