05-21-2013, 08:41 AM
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Powdered Gatorade works very well. We just cut the end out of a 35cc disposable syringe, fill it half full of powdered Gatorade, add enough corn syrup to fill it almost up, stir it up with a nail and put it in the corner of the horse's mouth. It is sticky enough that most horses do not spit it out.
Once you give them a dose or two, you can add a tablespoon of it mixed in a tiny bit of grain and most horses will scarf it down. Some horses need this when it gets hot and others don't drink enough in the really cold weather.