Originally Posted by imagaitin
Are your temps below zero in the Winter?
Not usually, no. Like tomorrow night is forecasted to have a low of 7 F. That is really cold for our area. Normal lows are in the high teens and 20's. So at 7 F. I am feeding extra hay and a tiny bit more grain. I also have a tank de-icer to keep water available to them at all times. I know not everyone feels they need access to water 24/7 but it makes me feel better. The biggest thing I worry about with the horses in winter as far as their health is dehydration. Plus, with a tank de-icer I don't have to carry buckets of hot water and a hammer and scoop to remove chunks of ice, so it's convenient for me too.
There may have been times we have gotten down to zero or a bit below, but usually single digits are extremely cold for us. It is Arizona after all. All of us humans act like we are freezing to death and we still have it MUCH better than much of the rest of the country.