Your horse is drinking his water, so it must be fine. Right? Don’t bet on it.
Horses need to drink. If their water isn’t sanitary or the right temperature, many will drink it anyway because they have no other choice. Others might refuse it or not drink sufficient quantities. As a result, these horses are at risk of developing a variety of health conditions related to not only unsanitary water consumption but also water deprivation.
To ensure your horse stays hydrated, provide him with fresh, clean, clear water at appropriate drinking temperatures.