Originally Posted by SaratogaTB
Is it ok to lightly hack my TB in the heatwave we are having? It will be about 95 tonight when I get to the barn, and I really want to get him out a little. As long as he's not doing much, is there any danger in it? He'll promptly get a cool bath when finished.
I took my TB for a 2 hour trail ride yesterday, I'm just a few hours north of you in northeast PA, It was probably about 90 yesterday. When the 3 of us get back we were all dripping sweat(well except for one of the horses, he only just barley broke a sweat) We all hosed/bathed them and made sure they were cool and dry before turning them out. All were fine. I think as long as you don't over due it they should be fine, and just listen to your horse, if he doesn't feel like he's wanting to go, then I probably wouldn't.