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To avoid completely full, frozen water troughs and ensure that there is always access to open water (which is hugely important for horses any time of the year) simply fill a jug half full of salt water. It will always float and never freeze. Horses quickly catch on to pushing down this "bobber" to access open water. How simple is that?! We love it!

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LEARN heat tip: freeze gallon jugs of water and place them in horse's water tanks to keep drinking water cool.

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Putting goldfish in the water trough for mosquito control. Nice website with a bunch of other horse-related things, too :)

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Healthy Stables by Design

An outdoor watering trough becomes part of the landscaping in this horse's pasture. I really love this!

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Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean

:: Tips For Keeping Livestock Water and Watering Systems Clean :: While it is always good homesteading practice to regularly clean troughs and waterers out, there are many approaches to decreasing the amount of debris in a watering system (thus slowing the rate at which algae grows) as well as keeping the algae causing bacteria at … … Continue reading →

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