Horse Automatic Waterer (Ultimate)

4.89 out of 5
(17 customer reviews)


Ultimate Watering Post

This is the top of the line when it comes to automatic waterers for horses.

Backed with our 5 YEAR WARRANTY, this unit will serve fresh, clean water on demand, year-round.


This is a complete redesign of our original Drinking Post Waterer.   This model is called the Ultimate Watering Post.  For a complete side by side comparison of our Ultimate versus Legacy models, please visit our Automatic Waterer Comparison Chart

For Horses, Mules, and Donkeys (Clydesdales to miniatures), thirsty horses press their nose to the paddle in an empty bowl. Fresh, clean water instantly fills the bowl with water that is 50oF temperature throughout the year.

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17 reviews for Horse Automatic Waterer (Ultimate)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Donald Strahan

    we installed this around 2 years ago and have had no issues. this is one of the best investments we have ever made. no more emptying water tanks and no more larva in the tank. last winter was down to 7 degrees and water did not freeze. We have 4 horses and a mule. took me 5 minutes to train all and no issue’s since. I work overseas and gone 4 weeks at a time so this is a big advantage for my wife not to have to fill or clean.

  2. 5 out of 5


    We love our drinking posts and so do the animals. Cool fresh clean water on demand that never freezes or gets warm. Almost no maintenance and only took one lesson to teach the donkey and mule to drink. I simply fed them a few treats right at the drinking post and while I had their attention I pushed the paddle down let the bowl fill and wiggled my hand in the water splashing it about, walked away and they figured it out on their own. A tip I would like to share is while you have the hole dug and the waterline in hand add a tee and a Iowa hydrant. It is always nice to have a hose connection where ever you have a waterline. If you have need for a waterer you want it to be a drinking post.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Craig Whitehead

    We just went through our third winter in east central Alberta with our water post. Season 1 and 2 were a challenge as the waterer froze up frequently. The water post people were struggling to find the problem for us completely hands off. They sent me an entire down hole set up to replace the ice damaged parts at no charge. At the end of winter 2. It was decided by them to leave the restrictor at the bottom of the system out for a quicker drain down time. Leaving this out made the bowl drain time 50% quicker. It now goes from full to empty in 10 seconds. Last winter even with some -40f temperatures I never touched it. Problem solved!! The water post people were very helpful and concerned that we were happy with there product. Rather impressive. Thank you.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Greg Jerome

    Great waterer for the horses. I have used the drinking post for 2 years now. It hasn’t failed to provide water during temperatures from 105 to -20F. When the water slowed down I was able to remove the center piping without digging anything up. I cleaned up the bottom filter reinstalled the center piping and back to full flow. It’s the best waterer on the place. The horse and miniature donkey all drink without any problem.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Martin Kenny CJF APF

    Mules are pretty picky. Mine loves the Drinking Post. Wish I had done this a long time ago!
    As a farrier for almost 50 years, I know the importance of good hydration. They both our horses and Mules, love this and I really think drink more than they did before!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Delbert Tennant

    Your product is great we love it our horses are happy to have clean fresh water.

  7. 5 out of 5


    I’ve had my Drinking Post for 8 years now and it’s been flawless! We live in Northern WI where it gets cold, -30 and colder. Our waterer has been used every day,since it was installed and it has never froze or failed. The only thing I’ve ever done is replace the paddle. The screws came loose and a horse wondered off with the paddle. I later found the paddle and now still have a spare.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandy Clark

    I have 4 drinking posts. One of which is over 7 years old. I have not had one problem with it. The other 3 are just a couple years old and no problems. My animals love them. Even if I put out a bucket for the foals the horses don’t drink from anything but the posts.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mary Maier

    I added a Drinking Post waterer to a corner each in my indoor arena and in my enclosed shelter. I couldn’t be more pleased! I have quit putting my horses in stalls. The drinking posts allow them year round trouble free fresh water in a herd style environment. Th reduction in work hauling buckets in the winter and constantly scrubbing troughs in the summer makes the Drinking Post worth every penny! I had a local Drinking Post retailer install mine. I was a bit hesitant to cut over from troughs, but I needn’t have worried. The herd figured it out with a couple of days of leading each horse over and showing them. My boss pony mare led the way for the others. The Drinking Posts have worked very well year-round in SW Ohio. They did not freeze even on single digit cold nights.

  10. 3 out of 5


    I have owned my Drinking Post for many years and have had to dig it out twice due to leakage related to underground nylon threads. I’ve had to replace the bowl once due to a broken hinge connection that is plastic. All an expensive endeavor. Still, I like the concept but wish the parts were more durable.

    • 5 out of 5


      Hi Rick, sorry to hear your Drinking Post experience did not meet your expectations. If you have not seen, we have updated the bowl, paddle and valve. Here is a link for a comparison between the legacy and ultimate updates:

      Give us a call and we can get your Drinking Posts updated!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Walter van Woudenberg

    We’ve had this watering system in for 15 years….no problems at all! Friends visiting us cannot believe it works without a heater.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anita Niessen

    I love my drinking post! Handles our cold winters, is hardy, problem free. Very little maintenance, easy to train the horses to. Easy to clean-so much cleaner than stock tanks!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Linda and Mark Bocovich

    Horses went to it with no problem on getting a drink. They really enjoy the fresh water and seem to drink more then they did from a stock tank. Was easy to install and have had no problems with it in the cold winter. It built up a ice between the bowl and outside post but had no problems with the paddle no working and draining. Would recommend it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jake (verified owner)

    Out of all my years of having horses I finally built my own barn at our house and wanted a waterer that was low maintenance, automatic, and a product that was just simply designed, which is The Drinking Post. The result being is very happy and healthy horses plus no worrying if the water is dirty, hot, cold, nor frozen. I would highly recommend The Ultimate Drinking post to anyone who wants the best for their horses!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sheri Gabari

    I have horses and cattle. We put in a drinking post on a split fence took the horses 5 min. To figure it out cows a half day and calves a day. What a life saver. I live in they mountains of idaho and had to sue a chainsaw to keep ice out of the creek. It would have cost 8000.00 to put power where my barn is and then the cost to drill a well. Instead I ran power and water from my house over 1000 ft and across a Rd for 5000. What a game changer. Will be buying more when my corals are built next summer.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dave Isaac

    We have 2 waterers , one for horses and one for goats. the horses learned in one day how to drink, but the goats it was more a a challenge, but with the help of the Drinking Post staff the goats did figure it out. (we ordered the livestock paddle & then added a block of wood to the paddle). We live in Minnesota so no more freeze up of the old Richie style waterer.

  17. 5 out of 5

    P Smith (verified owner)

    Love the drinking posts! We installed two this fall and 8 (out of 9) of the horses learned to use it the very first day! The ninth horse took some time, but we realized it was because he went into a stall at night and was drinking water the old way. Once we kept him outside, he had to learn to use the drinking post. Definitely worth the money!

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