Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses
Summer is officially here, and riding season is in full swing. But as the mercury rises you should begin to monitor your horse’s water intake more than ever.

It’s no secret that horses need water to survive, but the amount they need might surprise you. Helene McKernan, a research assistant at Pennsylvania State University, said an average horse requires five to 10 gallons of water each day. This number rises, however, with the temperature and humidity.

During hot spells it is imperative to provide your horses with plenty of clean and cool water. McKernan noted that horses prefer cool water in the heat and warm water during the colder months, just like most people do.

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