Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NW Washington State
What kind is it? The one that only has water when pushed, the kind with the small dish, or the one that's more like a 1 gallon bucket?
I might be biased on this, but if she won't drink from it, then don't ever think to try to "encourage" her by offering that as her only source, or by limiting a source she likes better. I now hate auto waterers that don't allow you to monitor water used. I had a horse not drink from one she got impact colic, split her intestine & started bleeding out into her abdominal cavity. I lost her because of a stupid "convenience".
While there are plenty of perks to auto waterers (I use various types for my ducks, chickens, rabbits, dogs & sometimes goats) I would never ever rely on one who's water consumption couldn't be monitored.
I know tons of horses use them & not very many ever have issues, but please be careful when training her to use it.
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