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Re: [RC] Horse water thawed w/out electric - Chrystal Woodhouse - Marirose Six

I have spent all of my winters in Michigan & Wyoming & I have always
left my 'hoses' outside. The key is to drain them well after each use.
In MI I had a boarding place so I had about 300+ feet of hose to
drain. Back there I used stock tank heaters or the shovel to clear
ice. When using the shovel the trick was to toss the ice out of the
tank twice a day--I would have to water more often but didn't have to
deal with the frozen solid tank either. In WY I use a tank heater, but
some neighbors who have tanks away from electricity have a
wood-burning tank heater. The only problem with that woud be keeping
the fire going.

I have heard of the hole thing, Crystal, when I was riding in CO some
winters ago. We were out in the middle of nowhere & there was a tank
of water with lots of little animal tracks around that had watered
there. If you go the hole route, you may want to put a piece of
plastic culvert in the hole to keep it from collapsing in. Also, some
sort of bracing to prevent the horses from ever moving the tank, even
if it's empty. Just some thoughts.



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re:[RC] Horse water thawed w/out electric - Chrystal Woodhouse, Cindy Collins
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