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post #11 of 17 Old 06-02-2008, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
Yep... If I'm melting outside... I don't ride.

Besides the heat factor for them... I also dont want their body heat rising up and making me even hotter.

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post #12 of 17 Old 06-02-2008, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl
Yep... If I'm melting outside... I don't ride.

Besides the heat factor for them... I also dont want their body heat rising up and making me even hotter.
Exactly! 8)

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-02-2008, 07:33 PM
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I'll ride Sonny in the heat, but if he tends to be lazier than normal or gets really hot I'll either just get off him or take off his saddle and walk him around bareback or just sit on top of him bareback.

and on hot weather I won't push him to do anything too hard...mostly walking...some cantering at all.

After I work him whether he is sweating or not I take the hose and hose him down with water...dry him off and let him sit in his stall (where it's cool) and just chill there for a while before going outside
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post #14 of 17 Old 06-02-2008, 09:00 PM
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I read a formula someplace about taking the humidity and the temp and adding them and if it was over a certain number it was too hot to ride. I'll see if I can find it.
I know if the humidity is really high its hard for the horse to stay cool because the sweat doesnt evaporate.
I just figure if the sweat is running down my back and making a little puddle under my butt in the saddle. Or my jeans are so sticky I can't get my leg up to the stirrup its too hot

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-03-2008, 09:18 AM
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post #16 of 17 Old 06-03-2008, 03:24 PM
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Depends on where you are going for a ride. If it's out in the open sun, I probably won't go out if anywhere above 26-30 celcius.

If there is some shade on the trail or if I am going to be in and out of the arena then I'll ride if it's a little warmer but the length of my ride will change.
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post #17 of 17 Old 06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
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well we ride a lot. and its mainly trails so if its really hot...we go on trails (shady-covered with trees) and we just walk.bareback...and occasionally we stop at puddles to roll a bit.just halters or bridles no thing fancy.and when we get back....BATH TIME!!!! and if i don't give her a rinse its because i either rode early in the morning or later at dusk because i HATE the hottness...i can't stand being sweaty for compfort reasons.its so we ride at night or early morning and take a break all day while i sit in the tack room with my fan and my mare sits and hogs the BIG fan. lmao...and then the king comes and she has to stand behing him.poor girl <3
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