Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
Sadly my friend is stubborn. My other friend stays up north in the summer with her horses. She was willing to take him but My friend (lets call her V) canceled because he gets "upset" without his buddy. I tried telling her that he was raced until he was 13 so he did not have buddys, and when he did he got over it. He will survive away from the mare but it was too late. So now im going to see if I have extra misters and bring them to the barn. He gets electrolites but they dont do much. Im going to see if I can get her One Ac as its only $35 and gets good reviews. The other issue is that the sheet is a BAD idea. When it dries (within 10 min) he will be in truoble. when its 110 in the shade adding a sheet dose not sound like a good idea. Now when im there on a hot day I will do it, but they are older and it would be horrid if one of them fell asleep and forgot about it. (V is alot better than her hubby about stuff like that but they are gone alot during the day). The fans might be an issue as i do not trust the wiring in the barn (if you plug something in the lights go out, but if you pull the plug half out every thing turns on again 0.0) Ill see if there is another outlet by the barn and rig something up. As for working him its not possible. Anything over 80 and he just about passes out. I lunged him for MAYBE 5 min and he was huffing and all his veins where popping out. hosed him off he was ok. So he is stuck with night turnouts only. Apparently he has had this issue for a while. When my friend got him he was in his stall with an A/C unit in his stall. He was raced with this issue (he did well despite I guess considering he was raced as a 2 year old and retired at 13).
Last edited by KigerQueen; 07-10-2013 at 11:31 AM.