May 10, 2021
Clichés exist for a reason, and the one about leading a horse to water is true. Sometimes horses just won't drink! No matter how we coax, entice, or beg. Most horse owners have dealt with a horse refusing water, and know it can quickly escalate into a scary situation.
Alyssa Fleming, a horse owner and Redmond customer, experienced a dehydration scare when she brought home two new horses who refused to drink. Read how she used Redmond Rein Water to get them drinking again.
I decided to purchase two ponies—Al Capony and Nacho Libre—to keep my mare company. They were absolutely adorable horses, and very sweet. However, they had trouble adjusting to their new surroundings.
I provided them with a special, shorter water trough, kept the trough in the shade. I even placed a salt lick next to the trough to encourage them to lick and drink. They refused. I was at a loss! I'd never had a horse refuse to drink before. The ponies were already in need of some extra weight. So the fact that they were also refusing to drink water was worrisome.
I did some research and came across Redmond Rein Water. I'd never seen anything like it. Other products focused on offering horses something to lick before they drank. However, Rein Water was a natural mix added to water to encourage horses to drink.
They continued to ignore the plain water, but to my surprise, started drinking from the trough with Rein Water. I monitored their water consumption throughout the day, and they continued to drink from the Rein Water trough.
It was such a relief to find something that encouraged my stubborn ponies to drink. Now, they're much better about keeping themselves hydrated. But whenever they do decide to be difficult, I know I have a reliable and safe product that keeps all of my animals healthy and hydrated.
– Alyssa Fleming
Like Alyssa's situation, a horse that's dehydrated or refusing water can be a frustrating and worrisome thing. Mild dehydration can cause lack of energy in horses, loss of appetite, and lack of focus. If it progresses, it may result in serious problems like colic and blockages, even death.
It's difficult to always know exactly why a horse isn't drinking. But knowing some of the causes can help. Here are some specific situations that may effect a horse's desire to drink:
Being mindful of your horse's environment can help you alleviate what may be causing uncertainty, stress, or an aversion to certain water. Here are six tips to encourage your horse to take a sip of the wet stuff.
Redmond Rein Water is an all-natural equine electrolyte drink mix that and eliminates many factors that make horses aversive to water. Our thirst quencher stirs easily into water and is simple and natural. Ingredients include Redmond loose salt, Redmond clay, and essential trace minerals and electrolytes for horses. Here are the benefits Rein Water provides:
Decrease your worries over dehydration and keep your horse drinking at home, on the road, and in every situation. Click the button below to purchase Rein Water and keep your horse hydrated!
Have a high-maintenance horse that's particularly finicky about water? Read How Do You Hydrate Your Horses by award-winning horse clinician Julie Goodnight.
Did you know salt is essential for horses? Read this post about choosing a quality horse salt lick to combat dehydration.
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