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post #1 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Heat Concerns

OK It's 95 and sunny out and Henry (25yr TB) and DB (26yr Arabian) have a 3+ acre pasture with very nice shade trees to hang out under. So why do they insist on standing in the full sun sweating their butts off? Henry is litterly soaked.
Also other than lots of fresh cool water and a salt/mineral block, do I need to do anything for them because of the heat?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 03:25 PM
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As long as they have access to adequate shade, water and salt, I wouldn't worry. They are experienced enough to know where they want to hang out.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 04:14 PM
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i keep thinking i'm going to put a sprinkler on the side of my fence w/ a timeer, so that they can stand under it if they want... you could try that, i never had so i cant promise they'll use it...
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 04:16 PM
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OUr horses do the same thing... They have a choice but they like the sun I guess....

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 04:20 PM
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Yeah just let him be- if it's too hot for him personally, he'll go under the shade or get some water. Lexi's like that too sometimes.

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