I’m sure many of you have a horse that plays in his water…
I’ve been really lucky for many years. No one plays in their water anymore. Slick would do it occasionally, but usually only on really hot days or when he was just in the mood.
Now… I have Dalton. Dalton plays in his water – non-stop. For no reason.
You see, I’ve tested this. He will play in fresh water during the night. He will play in his water during the cool mornings. He will play any time of any day.
Granted, he is young (5 or 6), but he is old enough to know better. He only has one water. Well, that’s not true, he now has 3 different waterers. I’m hoping at least one is clean by the end of the day… But you’d think he’d connect the dots. If he ruins his water, he has no water until I notice. I wouldn’t play in my only drinking water. None of the other horses do… but of course, Dalton is Dalton. That is why I love him so.
At least now I know. He needs a trough that is big and heavy and taller than his legs.
Tomorrow, I am giving him a 75 gallon Rubbermaid trough.
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