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Hot weather causes a unique set of challenges for maintaining the quality of your horse’s water when using a traditional water tank or tub. Fortunately, Ritchie automatic waterers can help ensure that your horse has fresh, cool water all summer long. By using a Ritchie automatic waterer, your water will cycle and refill as your horse drinks. It also won’t be exposed to direct sunlight for too long, meaning your horse will always be drinking fresh, cool water.
One major factor that can affect your horse’s water quality is the presence of mosquitoes, which breed in stagnant water. Mosquitoes spread many diseases that can be dangerous to both humans and horses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Zika and Dengue Fever.
Ritchie automatic waterers lessen the chance of harmful insects breeding and laying eggs by limiting the amount of water in the trough at any given time.
Another challenge is algae, especially when utilizing streams and ponds. The days of horses accessing natural water sources are dwindling for many reasons, including water quality concerns, environmental impact and the promotion of algae growth. By using a Ritchie automatic waterer, your water source will always be close by and safe.
These are just a few reasons why automatic waterers from Ritchie can help you water responsibly and keep your horses properly hydrated in the summer heat. If you think it’s time to retire your traditional water tank, visit our website to find a Ritchie dealer near you.