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    01-17-2010, 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by churumbeque    
You can buy propane heaters that your hose attaches to just for this purpose. They are a bit pricey but if you wash regularly might be woth the investment.
That's an interesting suggestion. I certainly will check that one out.
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    01-17-2010, 01:21 PM
Originally Posted by Honeysuga    
Ooooh, another way to do it would to get a few nice sized river rocks and place them in your oven before you go to ride. Wrap them in aluminum foil and a towel to keep them hot. When you fill the buckets with water, drop a few river rocks in with the water and it will warm it pretty good. Cheap ans rather quick!(sorry for the double post, I just remembered how I used to do it...)
That sounds like "native" method from the movies. Lol! I'm sure it should work though.
    01-17-2010, 01:22 PM
All, thanks for sharing the ideas! I'll try some of them. :)
    01-17-2010, 02:12 PM

We bought a bucket heater(i think that's what its called) off ebay. We plug it in and then put it into the bucket of water so it warms up. We have 2 horses that always get messy tails during the winter so we use the bucket heater. And then we blow dry their tails...I mean I don't even blow-dry my hair and the horses get it. =)
    01-17-2010, 05:54 PM
At the barn my horse is kept there is a few bathrooms and a tackroom with a sink, so hot water is everywhere.
I'll usually fill a bucked up with hot, not warm but hot water from the tackroom. It's freezing where I am located, and even colder at nights which is generally the time I can see my horse. There and two seperate barns, one with the indoor arena and tack room in it, and a seperate one in which my horse is kept.
And while all I have to do is open the door of the tack room barn, walk 7 feet in the cold to the barn where my horses stall is, the hot water is always to a perfect warm by the time I reach my horses stall due to the cold.

I'd say if you can fill up the bucket with the warm water from a sink in your house, assuming it's not a super long walk from your house to the barn.
    01-19-2010, 01:03 PM
If you want a garden hose that puts out warm water hook up a second hot water tank. You can usually find them cheap used on craigslist. You can turn the thermostat down to whatever temp you like, then run your hose from that. I keep mine around 85 degrees. The horse seems to like it, and when I wash my truck in the winter my hands don't freeze as bad.
    01-20-2010, 07:59 AM
I also use a bucket heater within 5 mins you have hot water.. I also can run my hose from my basement deep sink and have a good warm water flow...
This is the one I have from TSC.
    01-21-2010, 02:14 PM
In the summer my guys loove a nice cold hosing after a ride(after they're cool enough, that is). :)
    01-21-2010, 02:36 PM
An on demand or tankless heater is much more efficient for use in a barn.

Gas Tankless Water Heaters, Electric Tankless Water Heaters. On Demand Water Heaters. Electric instant hot water and Propane Heaters

A hose runs from the hydrant to the heater and another runs out for water usage. The slower the water runs, the hotter the water.
    01-28-2010, 03:05 PM
You could use a water kettle =)

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