Frigid weather can present challenges when it comes to watering our horses. The average horse should drink 10-15 gallons of water a day. Frequently break up ice in troughs to help your horse avoid dehydration. Immediately provide fresh water to horses who are licking the trough or ice. Consider using tank heaters during the coldest months.
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. Never leave horses without a drinkable water source for more than one day.