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post #1 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Can horses drink bore water?

My family is moving to a new property where there is no mains water, only rainwater tanks and bore water. Is it okay for the horses to drink bore water in a regular basis? We can use the rainwater for them, but my dad says it would be much easier if they can drink the bore, because we need the rainwater too :) Thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 02:05 AM
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What exactly is bore water?

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I think it is OK. But check anyway just to make sure.

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post #4 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 04:21 AM
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Get it tested just in case. I think if its not smelly or looks disgusting then it should actually be better for your horses but just in case get it tested to make sure that your horses will be okay to drink it.

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 07:44 AM
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Bore water is basically well water.

It should be ok, I would have it tested just to be sure.
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post #6 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 07:52 AM
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Is the bore/well water fit for humans to drink? If so it is for sure OK for the horses to drink.
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 03:18 PM
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If bore water is well water then thats all we have out here. I drink well water and all my animals drink well water. I'm not sure if you "well water" is the same as mine. But it does come from under the ground...... I like it better than city water.

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post #8 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 03:22 PM
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It's fine. My dad manages the farm my horses are on - All he livestock, cattle, racehorses, and my horses all have troughs supplied by bore. When the bore runs dry in summer, we pump from the creek and they drink that as well.

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 03:27 PM
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If it's well water like I have then thats all myself, my horses, dogs, and cats have to drink. If its safe for humans then its safe for horses. Generally I would rather be giving well water than city treated water.
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-03-2010, 03:34 PM
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It sould be okay...I would get in chacked just to be sure. My horses drink creek water...beacuse they won't drink out of the tanks... :p

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