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I just about almost done fixing my horses new stall, (which is bigger than the one she is in), how do you feel about automatic water buckets? Or should I just use a half 55gal barrel for her water trough?
Automatic water-ers make your job easier, but you can't monitor how much water your horse is drinking if you use one.
So it depends on you: Do you not have enough time throughout the day to make sure your horse has water all the time? Is it important to you to know how much water your horse is drinking?
While the automatic waters are nice, I can't monitor my horse's water intake. I'd rather have to wash out buckets daily then worry if my horse is getting enough water or not. And here in FL it is easy to get dehydrated, horse or human!
Thanks, I'll consider each answer, monitoring the fluid intake is important and need to be taking in consecration, also that with an automatic water I have less time in filling,...well..maybe I'll use the automatic seeing I spend half my day till sundown with my horse, so I can check her hydration and her urine spots. Thanks everyone.