Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I feel ya..While I'd like to ride every day to get ST ready for fair (she sat to pasture all winter/spring until I started leasing her), it's just not worth the 30-45 minute drive if I'm going to be miserable in the heat.
In the 18 years I've lived, I have never seen the temperature past 95* until this year, and according to the weather, today's suppose to be 99* and tomorrow 104*. From what I understood, beaver county just isn't suppose to get this high! I'm use to my 65* comfortable-ness, and only ~85* sweat-weather.
I ended up going on a morning trail ride Wednesday at 9 (we started out at 9, I was at the barn at 8 to tack up and trailer over) and while it was half-decent under the trees, I was still pouring sweat by the time 10.30 hit, as was ST. It didn't really help that we had to jog most of the trail just to keep up with the rest of the horses that were walking. I can't even imagine how it's going to feel when we hit the arena a few miles down the road to start learning the patterns for fair (all the games and some trail courses for practice).
I just wish we would stay around 70* year round, dammit!
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