Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Washington state
This is my first winter with horses on my property.
I have two quarter horses in a one acre paddock. In this area is a small watering hole, about 4 feet deep, and maybe 30x20 in size. Seasonal rains keep it topped off nicely, and the horses have no problem drinking from it.
My question, with increased rainfall, and mud production by the horses, the water is turning somewhat brown, reflecting the same color of the surrounding soil.
I do not have water to this paddock conveniently, and am wondering if I should concern myself, with the clarity of the pond at this time. I am sure when things dry out, it will settle.
The horses are healthy, active, clear eyed, and eating well.
It's better to stand in mud, than manure!