Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
If your buckets have heaters in them, it's very probable there's a short.
A human can't feel .05 of current but a horse can.
If the buckets don't have heaters, are they freezing up in-between the times you carry fresh water to them? If so that's why they are eating more snow - they can't get water from their buckets.
And, horses will go tnru periods of not drinking as much as we think they should. My two seem to forget to drink but then they catch up to themselves (with water intake), the next day. I keep a close eye on them for any little changes that might indicate colic or impaction colic --- other than checking the electric buckets for shorts, it's about all you can do:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.