Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
• Horses: 0
I used a bucket w brackets in the trough for critters (unfortunately, we don't have squirrels). It worked well as near as I could tell, but our newest addition demolished it. :( But, I keep water out all over for the critters, and haven't had one end up in the trough w/o a "safety exit" so far. It seems odd that they go for your trough when other water is available. Maybe your horses push them in. ;)
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.