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        08-01-2011, 05:33 PM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by mls    
    I disagree.

    Do not change his routine right now. The heat is stress enough. You do not need him to start pacing or calling because he is unfamiliar with the circumstances.
    The outside pen for the foal is out of the question now. My BM says that if I set up one, everybody will want one for their horse. I understand. I even offered to buy the fence panels. It would have been in a place that he knows because I lead him out there every day to graze, and he can see the geldings in their pasture about 100 yards away. He wouldn't be out there unsupervised.
    Anyway, I have been going out twice a day in the p.m. Hours to take him out. Beginning tomorrow, school year is approaching so I have at least 1/2 days preparing for the year at my job. Thank goodness my barn is only 10 minutes from my job and I can get over there after school business is taken care of. BM hosed him off yesterday a.m. And he did great with that! The little guy loves water. So we will make that a part of his routine, too.
         
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        08-01-2011, 05:42 PM
      #22
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Cherie    
    We are in southern OK -- about 50 miles N of the Red River. We are at 38 days of 100+ temps and supposed to be 109 tomorrow. We are still riding a lot. We took out trail riders this AM until noon. Yesterday we rode until 2 PM. The horses have not lost weight and feel and look good, but they are tough and used to it.
    Sounds like we have the same forecast in our two areas.
    People in my barn are riding at night in the outdoor arena, because the cracks in the ground in the pastures are so bad. We are out there until 11-12 midnite... makes it really hard to get up in the morning. This has been the situation this time of year for me, anyway, if I want to ride.
         

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