Saddling in minus 20 degree Weather??? - Page 13
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Saddling in minus 20 degree Weather???

This is a discussion on Saddling in minus 20 degree Weather??? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Clothing for minis 20 degree wather
  • Negative 20 degree weather clothes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-02-2010, 05:25 PM
  #121
Weanling
I'd much rather deal with the heat than extreme cold.. on my end of the spectrum, how do you people deal with that kind of cold.. last year I dealt with the coldest temps I've ever had the misfortune to deal with, and I couldn't breathe. I had to cover my face with something to even take a breath.

In the muggy heat it's simple... drink plenty of fluids and find shade with a breeze when needed. I don't like the 110 heat index days, but to me it sure beats 0 and below 0 weather any day
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    02-02-2010, 06:04 PM
  #122
Weanling
I agree! I'd much rather ride in the cold than in the heat! I hate riding when it's 90 plus, YUCK!!! I don't know how you guys stand it!
It's 20F here right now and I just came in from Ice Skating Perfect weather for it today!
     
    02-03-2010, 12:53 AM
  #123
Showing
Wow, I wish it would stay in the 90's in the summer here. I think the hottest day we had last summer was around 117 (47C). I know that everyone says that humid heat is so much worse than dry heat but I don't agree. I would much rather be drenched than to walk outside and have my lungs turned to raisins. It gets so hot and try here in the summer that nosebleeds are pretty common and dehydration is a real risk even if you are only out for a little while because every breath just sucks the moisture out of your body and the sweat evaporates almost faster than it appears. I would take cold weather any day cause my philosophy is that you can always put more clothes on to stay warm but you can only take so many off to cool down. There are commonly days in the summer where I will take my shirt off and soak it in cold water before putting it on to go outside
     
    02-03-2010, 01:01 AM
  #124
Green Broke
Agreed smrobs. I went on a trail ride about two years ago and it was possibly the worst experience of my life. It was so dangerously hot, I doubt we should have even been riding. It was hovering around 100 degrees with the humidex and a blazing sun. Despite putting on sunscreen, I managed to burn myself within the first hour.

I spent the next four hours, desperately seeking any shade I could find. I swear I rode half that trail on the side of my saddle, just trying to get my back into the shade. I was in so much pain and agony, I couldn't even begin to enjoy the ride. I also cannot cope with the heat, so between being burnt to a crisp and drenched in sweat, I was sick to my stomach half the way. I finished off the water long before we hit a checkpoint to get more and they had to convince me to leave with them, LOL.

The last two miles, I was done. I spotted the campsite from a ridge, gave Zierra her head and just hung on for dear life. I am amazed I actually stayed conscious. As soon as me and Sonja hit the campsite, we dropped from our saddles, stripped down to our underwear and promptly took turns laying down under the big old time water pump and pumping gushing icy cold water over each other. I'm pretty sure we gave the cowboys a show.

I can't count how many similair experiences I've had because of heat. So far, even in the most bitter of temps, I've managed to avoid frostbite or any other sort of miserable pain associated with the cold. My body was NOT built to deal with heat - I absolutely hate summers here. Between the heat and the bugs, I think I'll take winter any day!

     
    02-03-2010, 01:19 AM
  #125
Showing
I have figured out how to deal with the heat, though I still don't like it. I always have my cowboy hat on and anymore, I won't do short sleeves or tank tops. I stick with light colored long sleeved shirts, preferably lightweight cotton. I stay cooler like that than I do in shorts and tanks, plus I don't have to worry about showing up at home looking like a lobster.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saddling help rdn1234 Horse Talk 2 01-26-2010 11:35 AM
Hot weather? AussieDaisyGirl Horse Health 6 06-19-2009 04:16 AM
From Yearling to Saddling: A First Timer Liv Horse Training 6 05-15-2009 03:09 AM
Race horse saddling lacey011 Horse Training 11 01-28-2009 03:36 AM
Bad Saddling Manners--What would you do? mojo7777 Horse Training 15 01-04-2009 12:26 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0