Will HydraHorse fit into my trailer?
HydraHorse is designed to retro fit to most horse and livestock trailers. Because each trailer is unique, and each horse’s needs are different, the system comes with all the materials and accessories to accommodate most trailers. From 2-Horse front loads, to slant loads, to goosenecks, to 12-horse trailers, the HydraHorse System can fit!
Where would I put the tank?
HydraHorse offers four different sized tanks to fit your specific needs. The upright 18-gallon tank is pie-shaped and slim enough to fit inside the individual stall. The upright, pie-shaped 25-gallon or 39-gallon tank, and the half-moon shaped 48-gallon tank can be placed wherever the customer sees fit. We provide our customers with enough plumbing to accommodate the location that works best for them and their horses.
Can the system be removed?
HydraHorse is installed with self-tapping screws and the tank is secured with a tie down strap (included in each system). This allows HydraHorse to be easily installed and removed.
How durable is the system?
The patented HydraHorse system has been designed to be extremely durable. In addition to the heavy-duty design of the bowl, brackets, and tanks, the HydraHorse system’s adaptability allows you to customize the placement of the product to further increase durability and functionality. Our connectors and tubing were chosen to withstand extreme temperatures and pressure.
What should I do about freezing and winterizing?
HydraHorse, has been tested for years in various climates. However, like any outdoor plumbing system (i.e. boats, RV’s), HydraHorse will freeze if not properly cared for. HydraHorse recommends that you winterize the system during the cold winter months. Nevertheless, HydraHorse knows you don’t stop hauling when it’s cold, so all parts and pieces are designed to withstand extreme temperatures (see the products page for PSI and temperature limits).
How safe are the materials that make-up HydraHorse?
HydraHorse is designed for your horse’s health and safety. All of the plumbing and connectors are food grade. The bowls are made out of anodized aluminum to ensure a healthy and safe drinking environment. In addition, all metal edges are rounded and smoothed to protect horses from any potential cuts or scrapes.
What prevents flooding of the HydraHorse system?
HydraHorse is an on-demand system, which means the pump only runs while the horse is drinking. An optional switch can be installed to kill power to the pump upon the owner’s request.
Does water from the system splash out and into my trailer?
HydraHorse’s patented bowls are designed to be almost spill proof. The rolled over inside edge of the bowl keeps excess water inside the bowl while traveling down the road.
Can I tie HydraHorse into my existing watering system or weekend quarters?
Yes, HydraHorse can be adapted to tie into your pre-existing tank, or weekend quarters. In that case, only HydraHorse components are covered by our limited warranty.
Can HydraHorse be gravity fed?
Yes, HydraHorse can be gravity fed. If you already have a tank that is set up to do so, HydraHorse will still work properly. It should be noted that the flow of the water to the bowls will not be as strong and the system is recommended to be pressurized by HydraHorse pumps.
What kind of pump is being used?
HydraHorse uses an on demand, 45 PSI pump, that can push 3.5 gallons of water per minute through the system.
How heavy is the tank when full?
HydraHorse provides four different sized tanks: full 18-gallon tank=165 lbs.; full 25-gallon tank=230 lbs.; full 39-gallon tank=355 lbs.; and a full 48-gallon tank=425 lbs. (all weights are approximate).
Is the horse wash accessory powerful enough to properly wash my horse?
The pump used by HydraHorse provides enough pressure to remove dirt and sweat from your horse’s hair coat. This not only keeps your horses healthy, but it can eliminate waiting in line at shows to use the wash station or allow you to wash your horse quick and easily after a trail ride.
Will my horse learn to drink from the system?
HydraHorse has yet to find a horse not capable of learning to drink from the system. Many users have found that training the horse to drink from the bowl while it is hooked up outside the trailer is easiest. By simply placing a small amount of water or grain into the bowl, the horse will begin to drink or eat and will inadvertently push the nozzle. Once they do this a few times, the horse will begin to play with the nozzle and understand the concept. Then they recognize the bowl and nozzle when it is placed in the trailer.