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post #11 of 12 Old 02-26-2017, 04:47 PM
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My main field has an automatic waterer, with lines deep in the ground, and a heat tape. It stays open even in temps of minus 40 C
For the corral, which I use in late fall, I have a steel water tank, designed for just one or two horses. When I had broodmares in the field that had no water line, I used a large steel trough version. I heated both of those, as needed, with a floating water heater

These floating heaters work well. I always kept a spare, so I could de minerlize one, while the other was working
these are the troughs-come in various sizes
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-26-2017, 07:28 PM
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we just use a muck bucket with a submersible heater for 2 horses, easy to clean out that way. the only time I think it froze was -36 but horses were in the barn that night

i remember growing up one of the barns my sisters boarded at used an old porcelain bathtub, i've seen them around a few different places come to think of it
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