[quote=Jubilee Rose;249022Does anyone find that their horse drinks less water in the winter because its so cold out? I know Jubilee hates the really cold water. Our barn has heated water troughs in both paddocks, but in sub-zero temp, ice starts to form on top and its gets really cold. I try to fill buckets of water for Jubi whenever I can, but sometimes she isn't interested in drinking. I've heard that jello powder and apple juice can be used. What works for you guys?[/quote]
If you have heated troughs, but they still form ice,then they are not heated properly.
My girls drink WAY more in the winter in general because the air is much drier here in the winter than in the summer. Their water is just a little bit cooler than lukewarm.
She should have salt available always. Some horses drink more than others. With only one horse, I hardly had to add water daily to my trough, but when Jade arrived, the consumption more than tripled! Does Jubilee still pee lots? She may just not be a big drinker.