Doesn't seem to know how to use automatic water trough
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Doesn't seem to know how to use automatic water trough

This is a discussion on Doesn't seem to know how to use automatic water trough within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • How to get horse to use automatic waterer
  • How to use a horse water trough

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By bnayc
  • 1 Post By Horse Poor

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-07-2012, 09:20 AM
  #1
Foal
Doesn't seem to know how to use automatic water trough

I just moved my horse to a new barn where they have automatic water troughs, and she doesn't seem to have a clue how to use it. She's been there for about four days now, and I've offered her buckets of water and she hasn't drank them so I know she can't be too desperate. I'm just such a worrier, I can't stop thinking about her not getting enough water! Has anyone else had this issue, and how long did it take for your horse to figure it out, or how did you help them?
Thank you!!!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-07-2012, 11:29 AM
  #2
Yearling
She REALLY needs to be drinking. Leave her a bucket until you know she is drinking from the auto. She can dehydrate rather quickly which can result in some serious problems!!!

It isn't about her being desperate enough to drink from a bucket, she may not be getting any water....and for 4 days.. EEEK! I'd be buying something to add to her water bucket, flavored electrolytes, Gatorade, something... My guy doesn't like changing water supplies, so I mask that with the apple flavored electrolytes and gradually wean him back to plain water.

Apple-Flavored Electrolyte Supplement for Horses: Apple-A-Day by Finish Line super cheap and a great way to get her drinking again in a hurry.
     
    05-07-2012, 12:02 PM
  #3
Weanling
Just because you don't see her drinking from the new waterers, doesn't mean she isn't. They instantly refill so there is no way to monitor the water. Make sure at your new barn that there isn't any thing around the waterer. My horse wouldn't drink because our was built into the fence, so we had to make the auto waterer its own free standing structure.
ohfroggit likes this.
     
    05-07-2012, 01:31 PM
  #4
Yearling
I worried about the same thing when I had to board mine for a year. They figured it out even though I never saw it. If her bedding is wet and she's turning down bucket water, she's figured it out.
ohfroggit likes this.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Water trough troubles teej0895 Horse Talk 25 11-15-2011 08:53 PM
Can I use this a temp. Water trough? Kylee Horse Talk 12 07-19-2011 07:36 PM
Pawing in water trough IslandWave Horse Training 14 07-06-2011 07:04 PM
Algae in the water trough honeyloaf72 Horse Health 11 05-10-2011 09:14 PM
Pennies in the water trough. iridehorses Horse Health 16 01-31-2010 05:37 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0