Most riders think of electrolytes as a summertime staple, but they are just as important as during wintertime. Many horses decrease their water intake during colder months, due to chilly, or worse, frozen water. Because adequate water consumption is key to temperature regulation and proper digestion, it’s important to be sure your horse has 24/7 access to fresh, lukewarm water. Try hanging a heated water bucket in his stall, and consider adding an electrolyte to his diet to encourage him to drink.
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