The Polson’s discuss horse waterer installation in a barn as well as horse waterer installation in their pastures, training, horse troughs, how Drinking Post handle in hot, windy, dusty climates, and much, much more!
Here is their story.
More User Reviews
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.
Nelson Kaufman Jr., Sugar Creek, OH
Our Drinking Post has never frozen and we consistently have -30 degree temps for weeks on end. I still can’t believe how well this product works in our North Dakota climate. Great product!!!
Mike Schillo, Galva, ND
We love the “Drinking Post” It’s a no brainer. Best thing we have bought in a long time. Seemed expensive at first but the benefits totally out weigh the cost. My vet said the quickest way to get a horse sick is dirty standing water. Horses now have clean, cool water any time of the day. Just bought another horse and he caught on quickly. The Drinking Post makes use feel stupid after many years of dumping water daily, busting ice, heaters in buckets and my time. We will be ordering another one soon. Thanks for the extra training paddle.
Cathy & Terry Smith, Louisville, KY
I could not be happier with the Drinking Post waterer. After having several issues with a competitor’s automatic waterer, I can say with enthusiasm, this waterer is worry free. There’s no need to mess with broken sensors or running electricity to the unit like other waterers require. Plus it’s been no problem for all my horses to learn how to use, from small ponies to new born foals. Also, the Drinking Post has a knowledgeable and helpful staff to walk you through the install (which was simple) or to troubleshoot. Thanks for a great waterer. I highly recommend the Drinking Post!
Melissa Reynolds, Parker, CO
Love the drinking Post. My horses learned how to use it in an afternoon. Their water is always clean and cool.. No more worries with frozen water buckets in the winter.. Would highly recommend the Drinking Post to anyone.. Love it!! Wonderful in the winter months!!
Kandi Childress, Hope, ID
Here in Eauclaire, WI we will consistently have 22 inches of snow and temperatures that will be 20 below zero for four or five days at a time, and we’ve never had any issues with our Drinking Post Waterer freezing up or malfunctioning. At times we’ve gone out on morning when it’s 15 to 20 below zero to check on it and we’re just amazed how well it works!
Bill & Peggy Swingle, Eau Claire, WI
We recently moved down South and wanted our horses and miniature donkeys to have fresh cool water every time they took a drink and the watering post was the only thing that we found met that our needs ( Fresh Water, no power, field placed and durable). The customer support was above and beyond great and Mike took time to answer every question or email I sent. Once we got the waterier installed it took a couple of our herd a few days to figure it out but now all we need to do is wipe the water down daily and then go on to other items. We love it but more importantly is all our equine love it as well!!!
We would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone!
Linda Williamson, Paulden, AZ
For 20+years, I hauled water in buckets to my herd of 15 school horses, or wrestled with the homemade lids on my watertubs, trying to keep all that expensive electrically-heated water from steaming into Vermont’s -30 degree winter mornings. Last year, though I was still very skeptical, I was also very tired, so I bought two drinking posts as a last resort to my annual winter “drinking problem”. Each post was installed at the center of a pie-shape made up of four separate paddocks, so each separate post can serve up to eight horses. I am now happily weak as a kitten and it’s all due to the Drinking Post! Many thanks, Mike, for your prompt service and fine product.
Sarah Seidman, Pease Farm Stable, Middlesex, VT
In 1987 when we built my horse barn we installed seven Drinking Post Waterers. We were so happy with them that when we added eight new stalls we installed eight new Drinking Post Waterers.
As far as I’m concerned this is the only automatic drinking fountain for horses. It’s frost proof with no freeze up problems. Our horses learned how to use it in one day.
Steve Burgess, Garden City, KS
We’ve had our Drinking Posts since 2002 and could not be happier with them. The health benefits of not having any standing water are fantastic. Cool water in the summer, warm water in the winter. In addition they’ve proven to be a real time saver when compared to hauling buckets and hoses.
Ruth Moore, Celebrity Farms www.kccelebrityfarms.com -- Belton, MO
Our ranch is along a riverbed in Mosby, MT. It gets COLD here. We will experience temperatures of – 40 degrees here in the winter and our Drinking Posts have always worked great year round. Thanks!!
Shoni Melton, Mosby, MT
I have owned 8 Drinking Post Waterers for over 25 years. They are fabulous!!!
Barbara McElnea, Les Corbeaux Farm - Carbondale, CO
I wanted to let you know they were a breeze to install. Believe it or not, our blind horse was the first one to learn how to use them, I only had to push the paddle for him once! Thanks again for everything, I am happy to recommend Drinking Post Waterers!
Alana Hardy, Avondale, CO
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!
Debbie Mittlestadt, Boyceville, WI
Had one Drinking Post Waterer installed for each pen and one for each of the two pastures. They work great! The horses have fresh water every time they drink and there is no concern regarding ice on the water supply or a water bucket being empty.
Dan Burger, Durango, CO
Prior to using the Drinking Post Waterer I used tanks. The thing that impresses me the most is how much time and labor I save by not having to fill, clean, and maintain tanks anymore. In addtion the water is much cleaner and healthier for my animals.
Mel Johnson, Bend, OR
We’ve used the Drinking Post Waterers for many years and will consistently see temperatures down to -32 degrees below zero. The Drinking Posts work great!