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Default How many of you clean your water troughs?

I was suprised to see so many never do, to me its very important, Something I always keep on top off.
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Default Re: How many of you......

I use rubber tubs rather than a bath, they get emptied and filled up every day adn scrubbed.
I have one field with a bath, I scrub that out once a week when they are in there.

Hate nothing more than dirty water troughs!!!!!
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I hate having filthy water buckets, they're horrid. No one wants to drink stagnant water, so why would horses?
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I do. I try to do it once a week but because of the rota I work I usually do it when ever I can.
I don't to it everyday, but usually when it is looking mucky of the green stuff starts appearing. I like to see a clean bucket, after all I wouldn't give him "green" water in his stable.
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Ive heard some ppl say that horses prefer there water slightly mucky, when I empty my tubs and put clean water in them my horses all come take a drink, the cleaner the better id say
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If you are happy for your horse to drink out of a mucky, dirty bucket, then you shouldnt hesitate to drink from it either.
This is one thing we were always told in the riding school where I worked. If you would not drink it then don't expect the horse too. We used to have "helpers" who would try to skip certain duties (like cleaning water buckets, they would just top up). It used to "scare them into shape" when we told them if you expect the horse to drink that havwe a slurp yourself.
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This is one thing we were always told in the riding school where I worked. If you would not drink it then don't expect the horse too. We used to have "helpers" who would try to skip certain duties (like cleaning water buckets, they would just top up). It used to "scare them into shape" when we told them if you expect the horse to drink that havwe a slurp yourself.
I actually do this Sometimes ours looks dirty but if you take the water from the top where the horses do, it is fresh and I always test it (that is me being a crazy scientist for you!!)
If it looks dirty though and I wouldn't drink it, it gets cleaned and scrubbed and re-freshed
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Default Re: How many of you clean your water troughs?

I mentioned this a while ago somewere else, not many did.
I notice if not cleaned out, you get little red worms in their water but they said they don't do any harm to the horses, even if this is true I still would not like my horse drinking them.

The amount of pidgins pooing in my water is unbelievable
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