5 Benefits of Automatic Horse Waterers
Water is the most important nutrient horses receive. According to the American Association of Equine Practitioners, “an adult horse’s body is composed of roughly 70 percent water, which equates to 770 pounds or 96 gallons of water for the average 1,100-pound horse.”
The amount of fresh water available to your horse, and the source from which it originates, is critical to his well-being.Here are 5 reasons to consider automatic horse waterers:
- Water is cleaner and safer for your horse.
Water sources such as ponds and troughs can quickly generate dangerous algae, especially in warm weather. While most algae are harmless, certain types can increase colic risk, such as blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria. Horses, cattle, deer, birds, dogs and even humans can be harmed by the hazardous toxins produced by blue-green algae.
- Horses are better hydrated.
Classic Equine automatic waterers promote equine wellness by keeping horses fully hydrated, regardless of climate. Fully hydrated horses perform better, have higher feed efficiency and are less prone to colic. Classic Equine waterers are easy to clean and provide a constant flow of fresh water with fewer contaminants, encouraging your horses to intake more water.
- Barn chores are less time-consuming and more convenient.
Horses intake 10 gallons of water per day. Refilling individual buckets and troughs takes time, which we’re all running short on. Automatic horse waterers require no wrestling with the water hose and pose no risk for accidentally leaving the hose connected during cold winter nights.
- Mosquito populations decrease.
Smaller water surface and fresh flowing water means less breeding ground for disease-carrying insects, such as mosquitoes. By eliminating large water sources, you and your horses can enjoy fewer mosquitoes and decreased risk for harmful West Nile virus.
- You can save cost from precious resources.
We have all been there: Absentmindedly leaving the water hose turned on after multi-tasking while filling a water trough, left on for hours or worse, overnight. Or, dumping countless gallons of water because it’s no longer fresh and palatable for our horses. Automatic livestock waterers can save money and water horses at a fraction of the cost.
Enjoy less work, less waste and less worry. Focus on what matters most -- riding and caring for your horse -- and find a variety of automatic horse waterers here.