Water Is Essential To Horses In The Hot Summer

Horses need a lot of water all year-long, but the hot Summer months require special attention to your horse’s water supply. According to Richard G. Godbee, Ph.D., for AQHA Corporate Partner Farnam, dehydration will have a greater impact on a horse than the lack of any other nutrient. In Oklahoma, the temperature regularly exceeds 100 degrees Farenheit. Keeping water available is critical to the well-being of the horse. It is also important for the rider to drink water when riding.
Salt is also necessary with the water for the horse to stay in good condition. Without these key needs having been met, your horse can become quickly ill and die. Riding in the heat and hot weather requires more water and salt. While we ride year round, the heat means we are careful to ensure water and salt are readily available.


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