KEEPING YOUR HORSE HYDRATED ON THE ROAD

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When traveling with a horse during hot summer months, their health and wellness is of utmost importance.

Whether we want to admit it or not, horses can be fragile creatures. Traveling between different climates, altitudes and environments can place stress on a horse, especially if this is their first trip on the open road. Making sure that you’re well equipped to handle a myriad of different scenarios while traveling with a horse should be #1 on your trip prep list.

Whether you’re a rodeo athlete about to hit the summer run, a trail riding enthusiast charting your next summer adventure or preparing your equine athlete for a major summer show, here are some items you might consider adding to your packing list. Not only will these help keep your horse adequately hydrated, but they’ll also give you peace of mind knowing your four-legged friend is well taken care of.

#1 ELECTROLYTES

Here at NRS, we carry a wide variety of electrolytes. They come in many different flavors and are available in either a powder or paste form.

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When your horse sweats, he or she loses electrolytes. When the weather is hot, you’ll notice that it’s much easier for your horse to work up a sweat. Adding these electrolyte supplements to their water or diet encourages healthy feed and water intake, which helps muscle function and fluid balance in your horse.

We recommend that every horseman or woman have these supplements or pastes on hand in the barn or when traveling with horses during the summer.

#2 HORSE HYDRATOR WATER FILLER

Have you ever traveled to new places, tasted the water and thought to yourself “wow, this is funky”? We can’t read horse’s minds, but if we were to guess, unfamiliar tastes and smells can be unappetizing to your horse as well.

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The Horse Hydrator Water Filler not only rids water of unfamiliar tastes and smells, but it also significantly reduces traces of chlorine, subtle heavy metals, iron and hydrogen sulfide that are sometimes present in water.

Retailing for $24.99, this gadget easily applies to the end of most water hoses.

#3 25-GAL SLANT LOAD WATER CADDY & STAND BASE

Planning a cross-country road trip with your horse? Then make sure you pack this slant load water caddy.

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This caddy allows you to transport 25 gallons of fresh water comfortably in the tack room of your trailer. There’s no guarantee that stops along the way will always have fresh water for your horse. This caddy allows you to take the guesswork out of planning pit stops along the way.

#4 WATER-N-HOLE SLOSH PROOF RIM

Keep your trailer clean and your horse hydrated while you’re hauling with this slosh proof bucket rim. Fitted for 5-gallon, flat rimmed buckets this product is perfect for keeping water from sloshing out of your horse’s bucket while you’re hauling to your next rodeo or horse show.

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Retailing for $17.99, the slosh proof rim fits most 5-gallon buckets.

These are just a few of the items that can make traveling with your horse(s) a bit easier for you and them. For more travel supplies, please check out NRSworld.com, call our friendly staff, or visit one of our stores today!

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