The beautiful long hot summer of 2018 posed some problems for us at Boreat Manor. The natural water trough in the big paddock dried up completely for the first time in living memory. We had to find a cost effective solution that did not involve carrying water from the house to the field resulting in costly water bills and hours of hard labour.. We had recently reinstated two large spring fed ponds which never emptied and overflowed into a small stream. Having spent many hours planting around the banks we did not want to give the horses and ponies direct access.
The solution was simple buy a petrol pump with a filter and inlet hose together with an outlet hose long enough to reach the IBC water container and put it on the back of the Quad. We soon realiseds that water pumps are powerful devices capable of channelling a large amount of water in a small amount of time. Our first attempt was hilarious at first nothing happened and then the water came out with such force one person could not hold the end in the tank and everyone got soaked and we could not stop laughing. Once we got the hang of it the pump filled the container in minutes and it was so easy and quick. The pump fits on the back of the quad and could double as the ‘Boreat Fire Brigade’ should the need arise.