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[RC] Horse Quencher experience - sherman

Long time ago I read an article that suggested you would have similar
results with Kool-Aid. It might be worth trying that first and tere are lots
of flavors, too. Lately I've been putting a sprig of freshly picked mint in
the water buckets in the horses' stalls. They have a big tub of fresh water
right outside also, but will usually drink at least half a bucket overnight
when I put the mint in it. It might be just coincidence, but you can bet
I'll be bringing along fresh mint when I go to our next ride.

A friend tried the Horse Quencher with poor results. Like everything, each
horse has their own preference. I recently tried the electrolyte
cookies...all my horses ate them except two, the two we do endurance rides
with (:<( My riding buddies' horses also gobbled them up.


I bought the 10 pack of mixed flavors of Horse Quencher and have had lots of
fun experimenting on my six endurance horses. ?They come in little packets
of individual servings, which is better than the bucket because their tastes
can change and they seem to really like the variety. The consensus seems to
be Apple and Peppermint as the favorites with Root Beer ?a close third. I
used Horse? Quencher on several ?PS endurance rides recently (Lost? Padres
and Californios) where temps were 90-100+ and it made a huge difference. I
started using it after arriving at base camp ?on Friday before the ride
while the horses were at the trailer. I just put it in a second bucket next
to their plain water so they had a choice.? They drank two whole bucketfuls
of the HQ water in just a few hours so I just kept putting it in front of
them as long as they would drink it. When they slowed down, I switched the
flavors and they would start drinking again. They had terrific hydration all
throughout the ride and finished better hydrated than ever in hot weather.
My husband Shel came up with the same concept of flavored water a few months
ago by throwing a few handfuls of Complete Advantage into a? bucket of water
after long training rides. That works too but as soon as the Advantage is
gone, they stopped drinking. Also, some of our horses grow three or four
hands (!) after eating that stuff so the Horse Quencher is definitely

I think this is a great product and not just for finicky drinkers. Other
than needing a second bucket, there?s no down side.

--Lisa Schneider

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