It’s not cheap keeping animals, but you don’t want to cut corners that could impact their welfare. You may also want to make life easier and more efficient for yourself and for your horses, but are unsure of whether you can actually save money with something like a horse drinker or whether it would be an expense that doesn’t end up paying for itself.
In truth, you can save quite a bit of money by having a horse drinker installed. Here, we’ll go into the various factors involved with costs and horse drinkers so that you can get an idea of how having one would compare to not having one in regard to your finances.
Here at Bar Bar A, we provide non-electric automatic horse waterers. You’ve probably heard all about how electricity and water don’t mix, and we don’t think that electricity and your horse’s waterer should either. With energy costs on the rise, you want to save energy wherever you can. Your horse’s waterer is the ideal place to do this, since you don’t want electricity involved in your horse’s water anyway.
Since our automatic horse drinkers connect right to your water line, this saves you money on your electrical bills, due to the fact that they don’t need electricity to operate. Rather, when your horse is thirsty, they just press on the paddle, the water comes up, and then when they’re done drinking, it drains back down.
You waste a lot of water and money when you opt for water buckets and throughs instead of a horse drinker. Standing water can become contaminated with dirt, feces, mosquito eggs, dead rodents, algae, and more. This leads to needing to dump out all the old, dirty water, and replace it with fresh, clean water. This results in gallons upon gallons of water wasted, which is quite costly.
As previously mentioned, the Bar Bar A horse drinker connects right to your water line. This means that when your horse wants to drink, all they need to do is press on the paddle, and water will come up from your water line. When they’ve had their fill, the water will drain back down. This leads to no wasted water, and ergo, saves you time, effort, and money.
Horses generally avoid water that they’re suspicious of, but if your horse were to drink contaminated water from their throughs because they had no other option, this could make them very sick. The last thing you want is to have to call the vet because your horse is sick. We’ve gone over some of the illnesses that your horse could get from drinking dirty water in our previous blog post: 7 Common Livestock Illnesses From Dirty Water And What You Can Do.
An automatic horse drinker can help you avoid vet bills by ensuring that your horse always has access to fresh, clean water. Since the water drains back down to your water line when your horse is done drinking, there’s no standing water that you need to worry about getting dirty or contaminated in some way.
With an automatic horse drinker, you can rest easy knowing that your horse has good, clean water within easy access whenever they need it.
Time And Effort
You know the age-old saying: “Time is money”. If you’re lugging water buckets or standing by your horse’s through with a hose, waiting for it to fill up, this is all time that you could spend doing other things if you had a horse drinker installed.
Plus, when you have a horse drinker, you don’t need to worry about checking on your horse’s water routinely. You should still check on the horse drinkers, of course, in order to ensure that they’re functioning properly and to address any issues that may come up. However, you won’t have to worry about contaminated water or refilling water buckets the same way you would if you didn’t have an automatic horse drinker.
How Much Money Can You Save With An Automatic Horse Drinker?
There’s no singular answer to this question, as there are many factors that involve how much money you’re currently spending versus how much you could save by having an automatic horse drinker installed. Where you live, the size of your property, how many animals you have, all of these, and more impact your expenses.
One thing is for certain though: an automatic horse drinker can help you to save money, from all of the above factors.
If you’re considering purchasing an automatic horse drinker to help save money, Bar Bar A is here to help. Contact us with any questions that you may have, and let us help you keep your horses hydrated all year round.