HANDS ON TIP
NO MORE OVERFLOWS
My horse trough takes about 15 minutes to fill with the hose. It is so easy to get distracted doing other chores, waiting for the tank to fill, that I have often forgotten to turn off the water and flooded the paddock. Now I keep a necklace of plastic beads on my water faucet. When I turn on the water, I put the necklace on to remind me that the trough is filling. When I turn off the water, it hangs back on the water spigot. My horses think I dress up in costume jewelry to feed them, and I no longer forget to turn off the water.— Linda Kiesow, Cobleskill, New York
Send your suggestions for inexpensive horsecare substitutes as well as hints for saving effort and time to Hands On, EQUUS, 656 Quince Orchard Road, #600, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; Fax: 301-990-9015; E-mail: EQLet[email protected]work.com. Senders of published items will receive selected EQUUS merchandise.