Originally Posted by Allison Finch
Not giving water to a hot horse is an Old Wive's Tale, as is putting cold water ON a hot horse. You MUST offer water, not only to hydrate but to cool the horse's core down, very hard to do without offering water.
The kings of cooling horses down are eventers and endurance riders. Check out one of the methods we eventers might use... Ice Horse XC Cross Country Cooling Horse System
We pack ice on jugular notches.
Okay, I stopped reading after this post, so I'm sorry if someone already asked/answered this!
So its not true that cold water on a hot (as in just worked/sweaty) horse can cause them to tie up?
Also, it's fine for a hot horse to drink as long as he doesn't drink too much? You learn something new every day I guess! I always believed those things to be true..
Is it bad for a hot horse (or maybe not necessarily hot, but not 100% cooled down) to eat hay or grain? Posted via Mobile Device