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        12-19-2008, 06:21 AM
      #31
    Weanling
    If you can, give him his water hot. That's what we do in the winter, and it helps keep it from freezing.. Also they do have thermal buckets that help protect it from freezing, and if your using the typical 20 gallon buckets from water you can make a floating thermal lid that keeps the water from freezing, my trainer does that. It's wood and I think styrofoam? She makes them herself I think, I have to ask her how she does it. Either way, the wood part is on top and it floats on the horse's buckets in the stalls, when they want water they just push the lid down with their nose and drink normally, and by having that lid on the water can't form ice on top.

    I know she has to sometimes show the new boarders' horses how to drink or that the water is there, but after they figure it out, the horses don't mind and it keeps their water warm enough not to freeze, which I know they'd appreciate if they knew how bad it could be. :P
         
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        12-19-2008, 11:53 AM
      #32
    Weanling
    Wow, I would love to learn how to make those. Braking ice out of buckets is probably my least very job to do. Do you think you could post some instructions on how to make them?

    Thanks,

    Jubilee
         
        12-19-2008, 12:54 PM
      #33
    Foal
    My horses have unlimited hay as well as shelter and they stay outside all winter long even if it gets to -50*C (-58*F) with wind chill. No blanket for them. :) But it doesnt get that cold very often.
    The only time I use a blanket is when I haul the horses in a trailer in winter.
         
        12-19-2008, 05:35 PM
      #34
    Green Broke
    Ya that floater thing sounds neat. Well the weather has been sticking around 30*f here so nothing terrible. He's been doing fine, just more cooped up and wants to run around more lol. Thanks again for all the great info and reassurance.
         
        12-19-2008, 05:42 PM
      #35
    Weanling
    I'll ask next time I can! We have a terrible snow storm here, and I don't feel like venturing out in the snow! I heard the roads are terrible, anyway.
         

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