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post #11 of 15 Old 05-24-2008, 07:38 PM
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Yep, 96 right now. Not sure of the humidity but I know it's hot,hot,hot. We just got off the trails where we rode for about 3 hours.. All 3 horses did fine. Again it's about what they are use to! So, basically what you are saying is that you don't ride or work your horses in the summer? Just a little confused....
No i'm saying that I don't work or ride my horses when it's super hot and sticky outside. We have tons of nice, sunny days where the humidity isn't at 75% and you can't move without your clothes sticking to you. I don't find it to be safe to ride a horse in nasty heat, some people do. Horses born in hot climates like yours are brought up and used to being around that all the time, i'm originally from Maryland where it snows in the winter and isn't too humid in the summer...those horses tend to not adjust well to humidity and heat.
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-24-2008, 07:51 PM
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Yep, 96 right now. Not sure of the humidity but I know it's hot,hot,hot. We just got off the trails where we rode for about 3 hours.. All 3 horses did fine. Again it's about what they are use to! So, basically what you are saying is that you don't ride or work your horses in the summer? Just a little confused....
No i'm saying that I don't work or ride my horses during the Summer....We have tons of nice, sunny days where the humidity isn't at 75% and you can't move without your clothes sticking to you. I don't find it to be safe to ride a horse in nasty heat, some people do. Horses born in hot climates like yours are brought up and used to being around that all the time, i'm originally from Maryland where it snows in the winter and isn't too humid in the summer...those horses tend to not adjust well to humidity and heat.
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post #13 of 15 Old 05-24-2008, 09:56 PM
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Well i also live in an area were the heat gets pretty high. It really does depend alot on what ur horse is used to.

Although with us sometimes we wake up early and work our horses or wait until late in the day but for the most part if we do work in the middle of the day the horses usually can withstand pretty good but i think it might be because our horses are used to the heat around here maybe.
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post #14 of 15 Old 05-25-2008, 01:16 PM
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which is what I said in the first post I wrote...it's what horses are use to but they can also get acculumated to it over time....
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post #15 of 15 Old 05-25-2008, 09:00 PM
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i live in the tropics and we get some crazy humidity. even in winter its humid especially if you start moving around. you just have to be mindful of what you do and how hard you work them in the heat. during summer i try and ride early in the morning or later in the afternoon when it has cooled down a little. you just have to be sensible about exercise and make sure she has plenty of shade to get under in case she is too hot. and i hose the horses down after every ride so they dont stay hot for long. i also make sure there areplenty of electrolytes in their feed so there is no issues with tying up if they have sweated a lot. you can get electrolytes seperately or in a complete supplement form

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