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    07-19-2011, 01:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Can I use this a temp. Water trough?

I have a huge plastic storage container and wanted to know if I could use it a a temporary water trough for about 2 weeks until I can get a new one? The one I had has a hole in it:/.
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33 Gallon Sterilite Plastic Storage Container - $6 (Neosho MO) for Sale in Joplin, Missouri Classifieds - AmericanListed.com
     
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    07-19-2011, 01:37 PM
  #2
Banned
I do not see why not.

Though I am not sure it will hold up very well. It is not structurally designed to be filled with water for starters. It is also not designed to withstand the fun that horses will have with it.
     
    07-19-2011, 01:40 PM
  #3
Showing
Very temporarily, maybe.

As Always pointed out, it's not built to hold liquids, and it's rather flimsily made. Horses will have it tromped to death very quickly.
     
    07-19-2011, 01:41 PM
  #4
Banned
Do you have a clean muck bucket?

I have used one of those when I was in a pinch for a water trough.
     
    07-19-2011, 01:47 PM
  #5
Foal
No Muck bucket sadly:/. Hopefully It will last until I have the money to buy one. Its only one horse, Which I don't have yet but probably going to pick up this weekend. Ill be tight on money so I was snooping around for alternatives LOL. The neighbors are going to have a laugh at this when I bring out my storage container
     
    07-19-2011, 01:51 PM
  #6
Showing
If you can check it every day to make sure they haven't destroyed it, it seems fine. I know steralites puncture easily and are sometimes manufactured with holes in the bottom, so just be careful.
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    07-19-2011, 01:55 PM
  #7
Banned
If it is only one horse you can simply hang a bucket or two and just make sure you keep them filled.
     
    07-19-2011, 02:18 PM
  #8
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
If it is only one horse you can simply hang a bucket or two and just make sure you keep them filled.
Yes - I assume you have several buckets hanging around?
     
    07-19-2011, 02:27 PM
  #9
Foal
I have two buckets, I think I will do that. Thanks!!(:
     
    07-19-2011, 02:28 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I wouldn't use it because that type of plastic is thin and sharp. If your horse stomps through it, there's a good chance they could cut their leg up in the process.

Muck buckets are only about $12. However, I would be more concerned on how you are going to financially be able to provide care for a horse if you cannot afford a water bucket.
     

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