hot out here! My owner always has some cool, clear water for me
to drink. Actually, sometimes it's not so cool when the temperature
rises, but it's clean. I need lots of it when it's hot, and it's
no good when it's days old and full of scum and algae. Why don't
people realize that I need good clean water just like they do?
It's really important to my health, but sometimes people don't
take the time to think about my health when it comes to water.
I drink a
lot, especially in the summer. That's why it's really hard to
monitor when owners have automatic waterers. They don't know if
I'm drinking what I should be drinking. Although water troughs
are harder to maintain and clean, at least the people have an
idea of how much I'm drinking on a daily basis, but the troughs
do need to be cleaned regularly. I won't drink water that's full
of algae, and then I'll become dehydrated. Pam's good about cleaning
my trough, but I know a lot of people aren't.
of it! On a hot day it's nice to splash and drink cool, clear
water. Kids like to run under the sprinkler or jump in the pool
to cool off. Well, I don't have a pond to jump in and I don't
have a sprinkler to run under, but I do enjoy splashing in my
water trough and making puddles and then pawing in them and making
my face all muddy.
laughs at me after I've been playing in the water and have a dirty
face, but I'm a happy horse for doing it and she doesn't mind.
It seems to make her happy that I'm happy. So, I hope you'll all
make sure that your horses have plenty of good cool, clear water
for the summer. I'm just trying to help my kin.
If you have
any questions, I'm sure Pam will be happy to try to answer them
for you. She's taken good care of me... and even gives me carrots
while she's filling my trough full of cool, clear water. Fringe