"...In the horse world, the concern is the content of the one saying everyone knows. 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.'
“You can tell an athlete to drink,” said Mike Pownall, Veterinary Services Manager for the Pan Am Games. Pownall and his wife (partners in their Ontario veterinary practice) are some of more than 20 volunteer veterinarians offering their time to the Pan Am games, and specifically the equestrian events at the Caledon Pan Am park.
"...You can’t tell a horse to drink. And they’re in a different environment, they can be sensitive, maybe the water doesn’t taste like what they’re used to? It’s very important with horses to make sure they’re drinking well and they’re very hydrated.”
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