Paintlover17, I am in the White Mountains (Arizona) and is is supposed to be 3 degrees F tonight, so count your blessings. I have tank de-icer with two of our horses, and it is positioned so the 3rd horse can hopefully reach through and get a drink when his own water freezes. I am giving them basically free-choice hay so they can keep warm. The chickens have a heat lamp. I put an electric pipe wrap on our outdoor water faucet. It is a frost-free and not supposed to freeze, but who wants to take a chance in this kind of weather?
It is so cold, I give the horses feed and treats and don't even think about riding. We also have snow. But it will all be worth it in the summer when Phoenix is over 100 degrees.
I'm sure your girl will be fine.
And yes, I would be irritated about the bucket incident too!