HydraHorse is a revolutionary system that can solve watering and dehydration issues and change the way you travel with your horses and livestock. With a one-of-a-kind, patented design, HydraHorse provides an in-trailer, mounted “drinking fountain” for your horse that supplies water on demand during transportation.
Every horse owner knows that proper hydration is essential for optimum health and performance. The American Association of Equine Practitioners states that a “horse’s performance (work, competition, or reproduction) will become adversely affected when the horse becomes 2% dehydrated” (Chastine, N., Oct 29, 2009), which is long before any visual signs of dehydration are noticed. Traveling presents special challenges in making sure your horse gets the minimum five to ten gallons of palatable, fresh water during the day, or every two to four hours weather dependent. Horses lose two to five pounds of body weight for every hour they travel (Tuft’s University, 2006) and when a horse is dehydrated, it can lose up to an additional five percent of its body weight.
The patented HydraHorse system is made of durable aluminum specially designed for your horse’s safety and usability. The horse pushes against the nozzle and water automatically flows into the bowl. When the horse draws back, the flow of water immediately stops. The anodized bowl that holds the water for drinking has a curved lip that avoids spillage, and avoids any sharp edges that could be hazardous to your horse.
HydraHorse has partnered with High Country Plastics (HCP) to provide four options of water tank capacity for our systems. These tanks keep water fresh, palatable, and at the right temperature. Because horses have high sensitivity to smell and taste, they are less likely to drink water that is unfamiliar to them. With HydraHorse and HCP tanks, your horses can drink the water they want, when they want it. Already have an HCP tank? HydraHorse can be retrofitted to your existing tank. Your authorized, cooperating dealership will assist you in choosing the perfect size for your specific trailer.
No more hauling water; no more time trying to coax your horse to drink; no more worrying about whether your horse will arrive at your destination affected by colic or stress, or whether the horse’s performance will be affected. HydraHorse is the answer to these bothersome concerns.
The HydraHorse system can be installed in almost any trailer. Your authorized, cooperating dealership has trained employees to customize the system to your trailer’s requirements.
In addition, the HydraHorse exterior mounting kit allows you to move the bowl to the outside of your trailer so your horse can drink while tied up. HydraHorse also carries an attachable power washer allowing you to wash down your horse or trailer as needed.
What causes dehydration?
What can dehydration lead to?
- Decreased appetite
- Weight loss
- Temperature increase
- Loss of minerals and electrolytes
- Colonic ulcers