Preventing Dehydration

To ensure that your horse remains healthy, learn to effectively replace the water and electrolytes.

Horses can easily get dehydrated during summer months. To prevent dehydration, follow these steps:

1) Clean water, and lots of it, is key: Scrub buckets out daily to assure the water remains palatable.

2) If your horse seems like he’s not drinking enough (10 to 12 gallons a day, minimum), increase his water intake.

3) You can soak his hay in water, which will add a gallon or two of water to his intake.

4) A watery bran mash with watermelon and apples will help increase his water intake

5) Add a tablespoon of salt to his feed to stimulate his thirst.