I see alot of people say "wow its 97 degrees you shouldn't be riding in that heat"
I would dream for 97. Right now 97 is almost comfy for us.We have been 100-110 for the last month here.
So with that said. Obviously im acclimated to ride in heat so does that mean our texas horses are too. AT the barn I am at I see people working their horses at 3 pm (heat of the day ) in 110 degrees everyday.Now we have walking horses so we are not doing anything majorly working wise and this barn does have eventing horses in it and I NEVER have seen anyone working those horses so my questions are
Is 100-110 too hot for working your horse for about an hour at a flat walk and an every now and then running walk(walking horse lingo to those non walker people)?
Do horses acclimate like we do when it comes to work..I certainly don't think walkers that live in canada could come down here and work for an hour buy I could be wrong?
How do you cool your horses in heat like this? I get off hose him down and walk around for about 20 min and then put him up..Is this enough? Does he need something else to help
I have spent a tone in training and don't want to stop riding my horse for a few months and lose some of the work I have paid for .