Hydrating a horse has two separate but equal parts that work in concert with one another. Horses need water and they need electrolytes. Horse Quencher handles the water part, getting horses to drink up. If you think your horse is low on electrolytes, add those as well: Horse Quencher and electrolytes work great together.
However, be aware that electrolytes by themselves or with not enough water on board can be toxic. Read more from Tufts University here: Dehydration and Electrolyte Losses in the Sport Horse.
Horse Quencher was developed by one of our partners because her pregnant mare would not drink water. It is made up of all natural ingredients that are already in a horse’s diet and is a safe way to hydrate the pregnant mare. We always recommend checking with your veterinarian if you have any special concerns about using Horse Quencher.
How often can I use Horse Quencher?
Many of our customers use a gallon of Horse Quencher every day to help maintain their horses’ hydration.
Can I add Horse Quencher to my horse’s regular feed to make him drink more?
Horse Quencher is designed to be mixed with water; however, some veterinarians suggest adding a scoop to the horse’s feed if they resist the water mixture. After horses get used to it, they usually will enjoy Horse Quencher mixed in their water.
Can I use Horse Quencher as a treat?
Yes. We encourage you to mix Horse Quencher into your horse’s water as a treat. That way he will be used to it and when you need him to get hydrated right away, he will drink!
What is the shelf life of Horse Quencher?
We recommend that you use the contents within one year after opening. Storing in a cool, dry place increases the shelf life.
I have an IR (Insulin Resistant) Horse, can I use Horse Quencher?
We always tell our customers to check with their veterinarian first for the best advice. The molasses content of Horse Quencher is 12%.
My horses fight over Horse Quencher, any suggestions?
Offering separate buckets of Horse Quencher for each horse usually helps. Securing the bucket to the fence also helps so they don’t kick over the bucket while trying to get to the bottom!
Should I mix Horse Quencher in warm water or cold?
We recommend warm water in the winter, especially on cold winter mornings. Your horses will really love it. Otherwise cool water is fine.
All of my horses LOVE Horse Quencher and lick the bucket absolutely clean but I have one horse that just won’t try it, what can I do?
You can try scooping up the heavier grains that have settled at the bottom of the bucket and give them to the horse; often the horse will then understand that the treat at the bottom is worth drinking the entire bucket of water! Letting the bucket of Horse Quencher steep for awhile also helps enhance the flavors for the resistant horse. Making the Horse Quencher stronger at first; put in 3/4 cup or an entire cup and then let it sit for awhile before offering it to the horse.