Stallion Spotlight

Total Hope-11-18-09-3662

Real Estate Spotlight

97 Spring Lane (1)
  • Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You�re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the Forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it�details of personal disputes may be better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts, though are not legally obligated to do so, regardless of content.

Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting. Moderators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts unless they have been alerted and have determined that a post, thread or user has violated the Forums� policies. Moderators do not regularly independently monitor the Forums for such violations.

Profanity, outright vulgarity, blatant personal insults or otherwise inappropriate statements will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

Users may provide their positive or negative experiences with or opinions of companies, products, individuals, etc.; however, accounts involving allegations of criminal behavior against named individuals or companies MUST be first-hand accounts and may NOT be made anonymously.

If a situation has been reported upon by a reputable news source or addressed by law enforcement or the legal system it is open for discussion, but if an individual wants to make their own claims of criminal behavior against a named party in the course of that discussion, they too must identify themselves by first and last name and the account must be first-person.

Criminal allegations that do not satisfy these requirements, when brought to our attention, may be removed pending satisfaction of these criteria, and we reserve the right to err on the side of caution when making these determinations.

Credible threats of suicide will be reported to the police along with identifying user information at our disposal, in addition to referring the user to suicide helpline resources such as 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it�s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users� profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses � Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it�s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who�s selling it, it doesn�t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions � Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services � Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products � While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements � Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be �bumped� excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues � Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators� discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the �alert� button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your �Ignore� list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you�d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user�s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 5/9/18)
See more
See less

Mare puts foot in all water supplies outside

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mare puts foot in all water supplies outside

    Any ideas on how to have fresh water outside for a mare who puts her foot in any water bucket? Hanging buckets, or large water tubs on the ground. She will put her foot in and splash and dump them. It's dangerous to her and not fair to the other mare not to have fresh clean water.
    looking for some creative safe ideas.














  • #2
    A tub big and heavy enough that she can jump in, splash around, and not overturn it?

    Comment


    • #3
      If there is a salvage place in your area, you can look for an old fashioned clawfoot bathtub. They are very heavy, hold a lot of water and the ceramic surface makes them much easier to clean than plastic/nylon tubs/buckets.
      ~~ How do you catch a loose horse? Make a noise like a carrot! - British Cavalry joke ~~

      Comment


      • #4
        Water trough on other side of lower fence line. They can stick their heads over but not climb in.
        And then give her a kiddie pool to play in.

        Comment


        • #5
          I have one who puts her feet in the trough.

          Then I have a different one who splashes all the water out of the trough with her head.

          A tall trough deters the first mare from putting her feet in the trough. But then the second mare has a field day with alllllll that water to splash.

          A low trough placed longwise under the fence deters the splasher. But the other mare still puts her feet in.

          I should probably remove some fence rails and slide the tall trough under there for the best of both worlds.
          Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

          Comment


          • #6
            2 of my boys keep putting both front feet in and splashing all the water out (it's hot). So I just put one of the big rubber tubs in the center of the paddock and let them go to town. I removed the lower board from the center paddock fence and put troughs under it so they are shared between the two sides. It's kind of a pain when I dump them to clean them though but it at least keeps the 2 boys from splashing all of my water out.

            Comment


            • #7
              We have 6' large water tubs with automatic valves.

              Our old man loves to get his foot in there and splash, keeps him entertained.
              Has never hurt him or the tubs, all these many years now.

              He also breaks ice all by himself, so he always has water, even in the winter, keeps a hole open as ice forms.

              Comment


              • #8
                Join the annoying "feet in the trough" club! My gelding does it when the temperature is just hot enough...and makes a darn mess every time. I love him and haven't found a good solution. I don't fill it all the way up (it's a 50 gallon rubber tank) so I don't have to dump a huge mess each time. I provide a bucket in their stalls (free access) so there's that source too. Can you raise the trough up off the ground with a pallet(s) to discourage her? Even with just a half a tub (it's between pipe panels so shared between two horses) mine still gets busy. I think mine is bored and hot.
                Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

                Comment


                • #9
                  sometimes it helps to have two or three tanks for the water weenies
                  rotate cleaning / refilling
                  generally with three tanks ...all three won’t be trashed
                  * especially if one positions one behind the other two !!
                  worked here
                  Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Kiddie pool as your 'sacrificial lamb' and then multiple hanging buckets spaced apart. At some point she's going to get tired of walking from bucket to bucket to splash, when there's this awesome pool in the middle she can play in.
                    To improve safety, switch to a flexible tub with handles that she cant get a hoof through.


                    I recall there's been a few threads on this over the years. Do a search and you'll find lots of other ideas.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Like others have said for my mare that likes to go "swimming" I have a large plastic kiddie pool that I keep filled for her to play in. That has pretty much stopped her attacking the water tank since the two are so far apart and the tank is in an undesirable playing location.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I have found that placing the tubs on cinder blocks deters even the most dedicated splasher.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Access to a creek with a livestock V is nice, if you have the option. I had some boarders arrive last fall, and at least one of them was REALLY bad about wanting to put feet into a water tub. They refused to use the creek as they were frightened of it (raised in a stall previously), so a rubber tub was the only option when they were out in the field. We filled it often, but it didn't last long before it was dumped, fortunately it was raining often enough that there were puddles that carried over as the water source during nighttime hours when the tub was dumped. When these horses moved off the field and into a paddock in early spring, there was an auto waterer in there. It took a while for the horse in question to recognize this as a potential foot bath, but when she did, she ripped it down, tore it off it's foundation, resulting in damage to the auto waterer, and flooding the shelter. She was not a popular horse around here. In desperation, we righted the auto waterer, (located in a corner of the shed) and placed carefully designed boards across the corner, to protect the waterer. Low enough to negate the possibility of getting the foot into the tub under them, and high enough to keep the foot from going over it, solid so a foot could not go through between the boards, close enough to the waterer that the horses could reach the bowl to drink. THIS solved the issue. It was a relief when the owner's farm was ready for her to take them home in the spring. The owner thought it was "cute" that the horse liked doing this. Unknown if she still thinks it is "cute" now that it is her problem LOL.
                          www.cordovafarm.weebly.com

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by blueeyepaint View Post
                            Any ideas on how to have fresh water outside for a mare who puts her foot in any water bucket? Hanging buckets, or large water tubs on the ground. She will put her foot in and splash and dump them. It's dangerous to her and not fair to the other mare not to have fresh clean water.
                            looking for some creative safe ideas.
                            hahahaahaha I only laugh because I have a bathing beauty just like this - my gelding. He does love his water!! I use an 80 gallon rubbermaid stock tank and it's elevated on cement bricks. If the water source is above the knee they can't get a foot/leg into it. Haven't had an issue in years.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              We used a bathtub as the trough and built a barricade around it - just a timber post at each corner and a single timber rail that sat at about low chest height and about 6 inches further out from the bath. The horses have no trouble reaching over to drink but can't get a foot in there.

                              Comment


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Bluey View Post
                                He also breaks ice all by himself, so he always has water, even in the winter, keeps a hole open as ice forms.
                                My gelding got us evicted from our former boarding arrangement because he constantly put his front feet in the water tub and muddied the water and scratched the tank. Elevating on cinder blocks was the solution.

                                I echo Bluey's sentiment though, the same gelding who is annoying in summer is a world-champion ice breaker in winter and many times has saved my bacon when we had stronger than anticipated cold spells that I didn't prepare for.

                                I clean my water tub daily in summer anyhow so I'm not bothered by his antics.

                                Being terrible at something is the first step to being truly great at it. Struggle is the evidence of progress.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  I put the trough outside the field and remove the middle fence board so they can reach through to drink. Works beautifully. Bonus that it's mucho easier for me to scrub and fill the tank from outside the pasture or paddock, and, in general, if it runs over, the water stays out of the field, so they don't create a muddy pit.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    If you can afford it, have a Bar-Bar-A Horsedrinker installed. No water sits in the bowl, so there's nothing to splash/play in. No electricity needed either. So glad I put one in when I bought my place.

                                    www.horsedrinker.com
                                    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      I placed a large log in front of the water tub. This kept the horse at a distance it wasn't easy to splash in the tub, but they could still reach to drink.

                                      Comment


                                      • #20
                                        33 gallon Rubbermaid trash can works great, use the handle to tie it to a post or rail to keep them from pulling it over. Provides plenty of water and too tall to get a hoof in.

                                        Comment

                                        Working...
                                        X