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post #11 of 16 Old 07-10-2014, 08:10 PM
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When we have to travel a long distance, we will carry some water with. What we use is empty cat litter jugs (Tidy Cat). They don't have a rubber sealed lid but they do have a screw on cap. We also use them once at somewhere so we don't spill water carrying it to the horses. Most of the time we aren't near a water supply like when camping. Do you have cats or know someone that does? Maybe they might get their litter in jugs as well.
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I've always heard using apple cider vinegar for the flavoring. But I am going to check out this inline filter for the water hose. I live in CA, and i don't know about other states, but you cannot use garden hoses for drinking water, and I buy new marine hoses every year. My water is good, but a filter for the outdoor hose is a great idea. Thanks to the person that suggested that.
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When we have to travel a long distance, we will carry some water with. What we use is empty cat litter jugs (Tidy Cat). They don't have a rubber sealed lid but they do have a screw on cap. We also use them once at somewhere so we don't spill water carrying it to the horses. Most of the time we aren't near a water supply like when camping. Do you have cats or know someone that does? Maybe they might get their litter in jugs as well.
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That's a great idea! We do have 1 cat and we buy the containers that you are talking about. I JUST recycled the last one and bought a new one though. We don't go through litter very fast with one kitty but I can see if anyone else buys the same kind and see what I can get. Thanks for the suggestion! I love to re-purpose :)
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I've always heard using apple cider vinegar for the flavoring. But I am going to check out this inline filter for the water hose. I live in CA, and i don't know about other states, but you cannot use garden hoses for drinking water, and I buy new marine hoses every year. My water is good, but a filter for the outdoor hose is a great idea. Thanks to the person that suggested that.
There are hoses made specifically for potable (human consumption) water. I believe they are white or bright blue. Drinking water for horses does not fall into the same category. You can use a garden hose for horse drinking water.

The same is true with pvc pipes. If I remember correctly, cpvc pipe is for drinking or potable water. Regular pvc is for other water like your washing machine or toilet or waste water.

The reason is that some hoses or pipes are made with lead, and that can get into the water. Not safe for drinking. However, taking a drink from the end of a garden hose won't kill you.
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Like I said, I do not know about other states, but California State Proposition 65 warnings are on most garden hoses around here. Most people hook up directly to pipes, I only have one backyard horse, so I just stay away from the whole mess by using marine hoses and replacing them every spring.
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Packing water is a pain, but is doable.

Instead, I will bring hay cubes in addition to hay, and soak them for a while before I feed so they are soft and easy to chew. I add water to their concentrate (pellet/grain) as well and make sort of a soup. Excellent ways to ensure your horse is getting enough water, also very easy to do while trailering long distances with horses that don't drink in the trailer. Just pre-soak cubes in between stops and then hang up a bucket for 15 mins while you are fueling up.

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