People are idiots...all my horses have the pleasure of heated water buckets in the barn and a heated trough for turnout time, I know this is not a luxury of all horse properties, I was just so sick of breaking ice at the other places I have lived and owned horses that the plug ins for the buckets and trough heater was a definite must when I bought my own place and built my new barn. I actually worked out quite nicely the way we did it because the power cords are completely hidden from the horses and the buckets I buy even if they short out can not shock the horse as everything is made of plastic that the water touches. The one downside is that these are not the cheapest things to run in the winter, I know I only leave them plugged in once it gets about 20 degrees or lower because they eat electricity...even though they say they are energy efficient.
Yeah...sorry for the long rant there, it just makes me mad to think someone thinks an animal can live on snow! My question is what do they do when it freezing cold outside and they are to lazy to give water to these horses, but yet there is no snow. In Ohio, it may be cold as crap, but there is not always snow!
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
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