Hahaha - oh! Thanks. I read like, the first several pages before going "Ah... well, I can put in my two cents..." I'm kind of catching up now and going "Yep... waste..." However, I did just go to another thread started by this person, and they clearly said in regards to their brother's horses "He doesn't even water them!" I don't recall the rest of the thread, but I don't think the OP said "I DO IT!" However... the buckets must be empty often enough for it to be noticed that they aren't watered.
She is in a desert that is not in Texas and so far from the vet that the vet couldn't get there before a horse can die from colic. This could be a fun game. Can the OP give us some more clues? Is the name of the state three syllables or four?