July 2, 2021
Did you know a horse needs at least 10 gallons of water a day to stay hydrated? And they need more if they're working hard or lactating. A horse that's dehydrated is losing more fluid than they're taking in. If they're refusing to drink, a horse can experience dangerous levels of dehydration in just a couple of days.
Taylor's young horse Jin wasn't drinking enough and began showing early signs of dehydration. Taylor was anxious to get her horse hydrated and found the answer with Redmond Rock and Rein Water. Keep reading to learn their story and to find out if your horse is dehydrated and could benefit from a Redmond supplement.
My filly Jin is my dream horse. I saw her on Facebook in an auction and knew in a moment I had to have her. I placed a bid, won, and then made the eight-hour roundtrip to pick up my new horse.
Since then my journey with Jin has been a trying but rewarding experience. She was totally unhandled when I got her, but she’s unbelievably smart and has picked up training quickly. The first time I saddled her, one would have thought she was an old been-there-done-that horse!
Not long ago, however, my filly was acting like an old been-there-done-that and depressed horse. She was very lethargic. She wasn’t drinking enough, and I was having trouble keeping her hydrated.
In Mississippi, we have brutal summers, and it’s critical our horses stay hydrated. Most of the time when I’d put water in Jin’s stall, she wouldn’t drink even half of it over the whole day—and that was during 95-plus degree weather.
It was terribly frustrating! I tried feeding different equine electrolyte supplements, loose salt, and horse salt blocks. Nothing helped... until I found Redmond products. They were the answer!
Life with Jin is more enjoyable now. She’s staying hydrated, has her spunk back, and is once again acting like the three-year-old she is. We’re having wonderful training sessions, and she’s listening better and is much more alert.
In a few years I’ll retire my older mare, and Jin is on track to become my next ranch and all-around horse when that happens.
How do you tell if a horse is dehydrated? Like Jin, lethargy can be an early sign, as well as more clinical symptoms like a fast heart rate, increased respiration, slow capillary refill, loss of skin elasticity, and dull eyes and dry gums. Check out this horse dehydration test to learn how to check for these 5 symptoms of a dehydrated horse.
Our Redmond hydration supplements for horses are simple and effective. They contain 60+ natural trace minerals and electrolytes horses need to improve hydration and health. Redmond Rock products are pure and unrefined mineral sea salt mined straight from our mineral deposit in Utah, USA. Rein Water drink mix contains unrefined Redmond sea salt and Redmond Daily Gold, which lowers acidity and masks the taste of treated water, encouraging horses to drink. Click below to try a sample pack of all our hydration products and get your horse drinking more!
Want to learn more about keeping your horse hydrated? Read this post by Julie Goodnight with tips on how to get your horse to drink more.
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