Winter cleaning of water trough

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  1. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    Spend some time with endurance horses. They will drink out of anything even if its green and cloudy. A good friend of mine has a mare that will dead stop on the trail to drink out of every puddle, no matter how small. Even if we just started riding LOL. I've seen Waylon bypass his clean trough to drink off the ground.

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    A friends (endurance) horse drinking rain water out of a wheelbarrow used for poop lol

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  3. OldGreyMare

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    lol thanks @emali06 for the photo's, did not think they would do that, but makes sense. Guess my horses are more prissy and could learn a few things from your endurance horses.

    Your pasture looks like my field right now...so very sick of the rain...mud...rain...snow and sleet...sucking boot type mud....now cow patty consistency mud....
     
  4. emali06

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    That is the old one but the new one looks very much the same! I need to get a better solution for our wintering. I know they are just as tired of the mud as I am. Waylon hardly leaves his stall at all. I went on a ride along with Animal Control recently and our first stop was a friends house. Her neighbor reported her horses were standing in mud. They had mud but also a lot of high ground. They were a paint and a grey with white legs and you could clearly see their pasterns were clean of mud. I was like, "Oh good thing you dont' come to my house. Our mud is much deeper!"
     

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