Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oak Hills CA, High Desert
• Horses: 0
If you are in a "wet" area, he may be getting enough water on the grass. If not, then it may be he doesn't like the taste of the water where he now is. He will get used to it, but in the meantime can you put some apple cider vinegar in his water? I use 2 cups in 30 gallons. Sometimes it helps.
Make sure he is peeing ok, and watch the color of the pee, should be, well, yellowish. If it is brownish call the vet, his kidneys are having problems, and the vet might need to pour some water into him, either down his throat or with an IV.
To check him for dehydration, pinch a bit of skin on his neck (not hard, just to hold it pinched) then let go. If it stayes in a kind of pinch, he is dehydrated, if it goes back to normal, he is ok.