Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Nah, nothing below 95 is actually hot. We just had our first really warm day here on the Corpus Christi Bay at 91- I almost didn't recognize my horse when I went out as the sweat turned his red dun to a dark sorrel just standing in the barn! I don't expect to see daytime temperatures below 85 again until October unless we have a cold snap.
For better or worse we had a lot of rain in the last few days so the humidity is about 100%, the mosquitoes are breeding and the breeze has been nearly non-existent, which is the worst part. Usually even when it's 100+ there's a nice breeze so at least the air is moving. Riding out of the 'heat of the day' isn't really as big a thing as you might think here because there may be only two degrees difference between noon and midnight and the humidity doesn't typically change at all. It is best to avoid the noontime sun for the burn factor though.
You can imagine how much salt and water the horses go through. Luckily for me, my pony is Texas born and bred and has lived here longer than I have, so as much as I worry about him, he's likely much better adapted than I am.