New water system installed for Four Corners Equine Rescue

Posted at: 08/23/2013 7:31 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Debbie Coburn and volunteers at Four Corners Equine Rescue are taking care of 62 horses that need special care and attention before they're adopted.

Up until now, Debbie and the volunteers constantly had to refill water and repair hoses.

But one of Debbie’s volunteers, Jeff Rendall, offered to work on getting donations from the community to put in automatic water system. 

"He offered to take on the project so he did he wrote the proposal he approached different business in the area for their support and it worked," said Coburn. 

The horses will now get their water from this automatic water system. The horses will push this pump and the bowl will fill with water.

"That 2-3 hours that we won't have to spend watering that we won't have to spend watering is 2-3 hours a day we can spend preparing the horses," Coburn said.

Not only will it be easier for volunteers to give the horses water the watering system will provide horses with fresher water.

"It won't have any hay floating in it, algae and all the nasty stuff,” Coburn said. 

Debbie says it was important to get this new system in before winter.

"When other people are stringing up their Christmas tree lights were stringing out electric cords to all the water troughs so that we can put water heaters in them to keep it from freezing all the time," she said.

With the new system the water won't freeze, giving Debbie and her volunteers one fewer thing to worry about and more time to take care of the animals.

The rescue says they'll also be saving money on the new system. With the new system they won't have to spend so much money on repairing hoses and troughs.