Many horses live in urban areas, with urban water
supplies. Some stables give horses water they will not allow people
to drink. Riddled with chloride and other bacteria killing agents,
urban water has become the minimum standard to survive. More and
more people are drinking bottled water; why would we then want
our horses drinking the water we won’t drink ourselves?
Here’s what you need to know about chlorinated water.
Chloride is an important nutrient that has been
identified as being in excess in almost all of the water supply,
and most certainly in urban chlorinated sources. Chloride is used
in many water systems and is present in excess in all water sources
at this time. Chloride is a derivation of chlorine, the chemical
used to sterilize or clean up water when there is excessive bacterial
growth. Many of the most common chloride components have similar
characteristics. The only problem is that bacteria are present
in every cell, and are, in fact, the key part of the entire metabolic
process. Excess chloride disrupts cellular metabolism as it interrupts
the balance of the sodium and potassium in the cell, by tying
up the sodium and not allowing for the correct transfer of potassium.
A noticeable decrease in weight gain is seen in horses and
pigs put on chlorinated water for about six months, and in cattle
detrimental effects are seen in about year.
At WHA stables we don’t serve up chlorinated
city water or sulfur filled well water. We provide all of our
equestrian guests with pure natural spring water that is not tainted
with toxins, chlorine, or sulfur. We know your horse is both an
investment and family member; as such, we know you want and deserve