Reply To: Picky Drinker

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I teach my horses at home to drink from our travel buckets by offering them water from them any chance I get (in the stall, after a ride, in the field, etc.) and after they take a drink they get a treat. Pretty soon they get excited to see the bucket and gulp down half of it because they think it is something “special.” Since they associate the bucket with something good, you can put any water in there and they will drink it. If you don’t have the time to practice, soaking the hay is a good option as well.