I'm sitting here in South Carolina laughing my butt off at your idea of winter and "chilly" weather for your horses. Of course, I know I don't even want to think about your summer temps. It's hot here in the summer (this week 100+), but I'm sure it's nothing like your heat. I'm sorry, but the thought of rugging a horse in 73 degree weather is just absolutely hilarious to me.
Haha the hijacking is fine :) I hadn't even heard of this accident, but looking it up now it's a pretty big deal!
And yes, now looking at it I can see how everyone found it funny :P I did put a light rain rug on him last night and when I went to take it off this morning he wasn't too hot, he was a snug as a bug :)
Yeh the accident was a real shame. But its sad that the campus had to be shut down, accidents to that extent can happen anywhere anytime on any horse. I guess someone had to be blamed. I don't mean to sound shallow or horrible, I had one of my best friends killed by a horse at a campdraft so I can feel their grief. :(
I agree Nyx; I'm sure every horse is capable of causing an accident to that extent, it doesn't matter how "safe" they might be, things happen :/ A barn we I use to board at lost one of their best trainers to a horse accident. Complete one in a million chance of it happening and it happened. I can't say that I can understand their grief as much as you, but I know what it's like to loose someone to a horse accident and the commotion that follows :(
Yeh that's right! Horses are unpredictable to some extent afterall. IT is rough but never let it hold you back from riding. I will never ever not wear a helmet now.
Yeh saskia I only found out about it the other week cos I wanted to pick up another course. But Yeh we had a great horse facillity just out of town past the showground. Its still there so hopefully it can start up again. :)