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Penthilisea
Dec. 13, 2009, 08:05 PM
I am in the process of SLOWLY installing fencing and run ins on my property, to bring my two older geldings home. Right now they live in a lovely 8 acre field, with a huge run in and a typical water trough. I know from experience that they both will drink a LOT more if I offer them warm water; like hand washing temperature, not bathwater hot.
My question is, is there anyway or any product that I can install in my water setup to produce WARM water in the winter, not just a smidge above freezing over? I have electricity available, and since I am in the construction phase I am open to any ideas! Thanks!

manyspots
Dec. 14, 2009, 07:55 AM
I have a 16 gallon water bucket that I have been using for two years. It literally brings the water up warm enough so you can take your gloves off and submerge your hands to warm them up! :lol: At first I though it would be TOO warm, as it is warmer than most of the heated tubs I have seen/used but my guys love it!

http://www.horse.com/16-Gallon-Heated-Tub-BEW15.html

This one has the heating element on the bottom and it is covered so the horses cannot access it. Here is the manufacturer website:
http://www.farminnovators.com/page6.htm