Recently, I've been wetting the flakes of hay given to the girls. Technically not soaking, but spraying them with the hose, usually for their evening feed. I started doing this, because it been so darn hot and sunny, I was worried whether they've been getting enough water. And then watching their poop as usual. Although their troughs are freshened daily and cleaned twice a week and they've been drinking, I noticed a slightly dryer poop, so I began soaking their evening hay and I noticed their poop has been much better. I do this for obvious reasons. They have no choice but to get more water in their diet in this heat. I can't believe that at the level I've been wetting the hay that it removes much of the nutrients as I simply spray it with the hose until it's fairly saturated on both sides of the flake. I notice a difference in the weight of the flake, but it's center is still a bit dry. They eat it too, but it takes them a bit longer to do so. Also good in my book, savor it a bit and not gobble it up and look for more as neither of them need to gain weight. I've added a link with some info of the benefits. Here's the link MyHorse.com . There are a few articles out there both pro and con giving many different reasons to do or not to do, but I actually think this is good for my girls during this heat. I know our friend at White Horse Pilgrim does this for various reasons for his stallion. Does anybody else do this and what's your opinion?