I have been keeping horses for 40 plus years. I have always kept water buckets in their stalls. Yes, I know all about washing them to keep them sanitary, as well as knocking ice out of them in the winter. A friend introduced me to the Drinking Posts. Since then, keeping the horses supplied with water has been a breeze. The horses consume more water, because it is always readily available, fresh and cool. I have reduced their feed by 25% while still keeping them in optimum condition. The Drinking Post has not only paid for itself, but has been a satisfaction for me, and my horses.