Re: [RC] water heaters/de-icers - Heidi Smith
>but something to consider with water temp
> is not just whether the water is so frozen over that the horses CAN'T
> but also whether it's a comfortable temp that they really want to drink
> Think about if you were hanging around in the cold and were thirsty and
> a choice between close to freezing temp water; or a nice warm drink (or at
> least well above freezing). Which are you more likely to drink more of?
> warmer one, right?
At the risk of sounding like a commercial, I am absolutely THRILLED with the
Brower automatic waterers we put in this year just prior to winter. (And I
just wish I had them for everybody--but maybe over the next couple of
years... ) I see the mares out there just sipping and sipping, for the fun
of it, instead of just coming down once a day for the one mandatory drink.
We've got all the large groups with access to waterers now, and I'm only
having to hand-water "Stallion Row." (Sort of culture shock! <g>) I
haven't put a thermometer in one of them, but just sticking my hand in, I'd
guess the water temp at around 50 degrees, or maybe a bit warmer.
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