Hope everyone is fairing well with these frigid temps... Still dipping out the busted chunks of ice ( Oz, I did take your advice and break 2 holes leaving some of the surface frozen )... Saw the horses down at the spring so I know they are getting water if they want it... thanks.. Syc
Would you be able to get a water warmer? I switched to those for our waterers a few years back, and they still work great. They cost $60 and float on top of the water and stays heated, which prevents the water from icing up. It's well worth the money, than halving to break the ice a few times a day.
Sounds like a great idea... but it is a ways to the barn... puddles and places that pool water so I am shy about using electric heaters... the horses do have a spring in each of the pastures should they choose to trek down the hill... I just keep a 110 gallon tank full so it is there if they choose not to go down to the spring....Syc
I could get into a long drawn out story of a similar situation I am faced with... but I will save you the details... However I will tell you a friend of mine was mauled a Saint Bernard... ( a smaller one at that ) - She now has to wear a doo rag all the time because she was scalped by the dog... she has a pig bladder instead of a scalp, no hair.. No telling how many surgeries... and a long recovery Some dogs don't just take one bite and run... depending on the dog... mauling may very well what will happen...
And if it is aggressive toward you... who else has it shown aggression toward... what about someone not at all familiar with the area... someone else( small children maybe ?) may very well be in great danger... Syc