Water and hydration

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Best practice

Fresh, clean water available at all times.  Horses will consume up to ten gallons per day per horse.  They drink a lot of water at a time, a few times a day.
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Needs intervention

Cold and wind may create a skim of ice on otherwise acceptable water sources.  Submersible tank heaters will keep water suitable for drinking in winter.

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Immediate jeopardy

Horses need access to at least 10 gallons per day per horse of fresh water at moderate temperatures.  they do not eat snow as a way of hydrating.