Hauling horses in a trailer on our bumpy roads with cars constantly filling the gap in front of us so we don’t have safe braking room, is stressful for our horses and us. And most of our horse trailers sound like a tin can in the horse compartment, a hot tin can in the summer. This trailer stress and a lack of water can be a recipe for colic or worse according to several vets around the country. Same goes for shipping fever with show cattle. www.hydrahorse.com
How far could you go in summer without AC in your truck, without your bottle of water? Horse athletes need water, on demand water for faster recovery and ready for competition or the trail and when the trailer gate opens. Who knows how good the water is at truck stops and will it taste different from the well water your horse is use to? I grew up on a farm with hard water. I thought it was great. Moving to the city, I got used to chlorinated water. Horses are the same, they get used to their water taste and don’t like change. I’ve had horses that wouldn’t drink city water. Now you can take your water with you.
Having water available to horses in the trailer can make a big difference in their performance and attitude. Dehydration can cause horses to loose 2-5 lbs of body weight every hour they travel. I’ve had heat stroke and migraines in my youth related to not drinking enough water in the summer. Whether I was branding cattle or combining wheat in July, we didn’t realize how important it was to keep drinking water. Now you see folks all over carrying water bottles. And water bottles can cost more than pop. Wouldn’t have believed that 20 years ago. How much more water does your horse need than you?
Do you get tired of carrying buckets or searching for good water on the road? Abundant fresh water equals happy horses, ask any vet. You know it’s easier and cheaper to prevent problems than try and fix them latter. Optional water meter will plug into individual bowls to measure how much a horse drinks.
Having pressurized water on the road makes life easier for cleaning wounds and washing your horse after a dusty trail ride and your dogs, trailers. On my trailer the horse wash ran to the rear of my tack room. Forty lbs. of water pressure like in a Living Quarters will even let you wash your trailer like mine at a horse expo near you. Using an optional outside bowl bracket and water quick coupler makes it fast moving the water bowls from stall to the outside of your trailer.
Be pro-active, invest in your horse’s health and a better experience with your horse.
“Horse and Livestock Travel Hydrated and Happy!”