A while ago I put a query to members about a horse that if it fell in a pond, would probably drink all the water. The horse would empty as many buckets of water as you gave it and quick.
We all know there is always a reason for the way a horse behaves. Plenty people gave an answer to my query as to why. Thank you for your well thought out responses. Though nobody hit anywhere near the answer.
My first thought was that the horse had been deprived of water at some point. The problem I had was working out if so,why ?
Well he had been deprived of water. The reason !? He must of been a real rouge when he was young. It was the only way he could be caught.
Took me plenty thinking to get that one.
I don't agree with taking water away from a horse just to be caught, there is always a way you just got to work/find it.
Personally I would let the horse have as much as he wants, its better then him not drinking at all.
thats what i was thinking. If i remember rightly the original conversation was about a horse that was obsessive about drinking water. To get to the stage where the horse will drink everything he can get its hooves on it must have been seriously deprived of water and i doubt it was just over night. to try it once with a horse that was being a ****** i can get but to do it untill the horse has mental "issues" is another thing compleatly.
Remember - the RSPCA are powerless against so many cases of neglect BUT if an animal doesnt have access to water they can step right in.
"everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing it is stupid" Albert Einstein