Water in the Winter
I am looking for my first horse and I live in Southern Illinois. We get pretty cold here for a few weeks in the winter. It won't be a big problem to heat the water trough and buckets with our three stall barn. The problem is, there is no plumbing out there. The guy who owned this place before us had horses and I'm not sure how he watered them. When it's warm, you can use the long garden hose from the house. But, when it's cold, I'm not sure what to do. The pipe will freeze, so we'll have to cut it off. We figure maybe he had the horses drink from the pond, but its really shallow and stagnant water. So, I don't want to do that. The last resort is to take huge buckets of water out to the horse. It's not terribly far, but it seems like a formidable task. What do others do when plumbing is far away. Any ideas? This is my last hurdle!