had the water quality checked? It's *totally* abnormal that a horse at
rest shouldn't drink, given water that tastes okay. I'm wondering if there
are some dissolved solids or something-or-'nother in the water, or some other
reason why he shouldn't want to drink a normal amount.
The water is my borehole water, which
was recently tested after we had a cholera epidemic and declared fit for
consumption. Does that count? I'm tearing my hair out with
this. PG drinks an enormous amount of water, and Toc drinks fine as long
as he gets his 25 grams of elytes daily, but goes on "starvation
rations" without them.
>>Something about the water container, or its
location or *something*....<<
bucket in the stable, plastic bucket in the paddock. Same place in the
stable, but we move the paddock bucket occasionally to let the grass underneath
it grow. Again, he's fine with this arrangement as long as he's being
>>no way should a horse stop drinking if you
stop forcing him via elytes.<<
I know it's not good to give them to him daily, but I'm now terrified to
take him off of them.