Just wanted to let you know I reall LOVE my Drinking Post horse waterer. Both my horses learned to drink right away and the paddle does not need to be in any specific direction. They can learn to drink ou ot where ever it is placed. Since putting it in I have purchased 2 mini horses, about 45 inches tall. I was worried I had the waterer to tall, but they figured it out. The also learned to drink out of it right away. Thanks again!