March 15, 2023

Your Horse and Water Quality

The biggest measure of water quality is total dissolved solids (TDS). TDS is comprised of inorganic salts (principally calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates) and some small amounts of organic matter. Elevated TDS can make your water have … Read More

March 10, 2023

Three Rules to Keep Horses Hydrated & Healthy

Water is essential to the well-being of your horse. Take the time to plan an effective watering system that offers your horse free-choice access to clean, fresh water at all times and be rewarded with a healthy and happy horse. … Read More

February 27, 2023

Time to Assess Your Horse’s Water Source

Best management practices involve delivering fresh water to your horse. The days of horses accessing streams and ponds are dwindling for many reasons, including water quality concerns and environmental impact. “We can use the natural water sources such as streams … Read More

February 20, 2023

Underlying Health Issues Can Impact Your Horse’s Water Consumption

Underlying health issues can impact your horse’s water consumption, with the most common issue being diarrhea. Monitoring manure will give you a head’s up on how much water is being lost. On the flip side, horses who have drier or … Read More

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February 13, 2023

How Much Water Does My Horse Need in Winter?

During the warm seasons, horses may have access to pastures with forage that contain 60 percent to 80 percent moisture which goes toward their daily water requirements. Winter feedstuffs such as grain and hay contain less than 15 percent moisture. … Read More

February 6, 2023

Increased Water Intake During Winter Helps Decrease Chance of Impaction Colic

Colic is still the No. 1 killer of horses and increasing water intake is still one of the recommended ways to reduce the risk. A horse who is not drinking enough water can begin to experience dehydration and impaction colic … Read More

June 23, 2020

2020 FEMA Funding and Utility Incentives

  Learn about FEMA Funding and energy related utility incentives available for the installation of automatic waterers in your area. Download the PDF documents below to get more information about Covid-19, FEMA funding, and utility incentives. COVID-19 FEMA_Funding Utility_Incentives   … Read More

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update:
We’re With You America

Dear Valued Ritchie Industries Customers, There’s no doubt about it, we’re living in difficult, unprecedented times. Businesses are closed, streets are empty, and we have to be careful about coming into contact with our friends and family. This month has … Read More

May 8, 2019

Back to Basics – Water 101

Whether you have one horse or a whole herd, one of the most vital nutrients in their diet is water. Most horse owners follow the general principle that if the water is safe for us to drink, then it is … Read More

November 2, 2018

Beer, Beef, and Sustainability?

  This fall at the 2018 Women in Agribusiness Summit in Denver, Colorado, Temple Grandin made a bold prediction about the future of the livestock industry. Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University best known for her … Read More