Published 1/4/2023 by the Editors of Equus
Studies at New Bolton Center in the late 1990s published results from two crossover trials on offering warm water to 14 pony stallions stabled in a barn with individual tie-stalls in the winter, when ambient air temperature in the barn ranged from 19° to 41° Fahrenheit.
The methods compared using continuous bucket heaters and offering warm water twice a day at feeding times. Both strategies were effective in increasing water intake. By increasing water intake during cold snaps, the risk of colic is greatly reduced.
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Horses can live outside in comfort year-round with a few amenities provided by their owners. Successful winter horse care should consider these four areas: