Yesterday I scheduled a lesson for an hour that was for today. My mom said an hour in this bad of heat is probably not a good idea, so I asked if I could schedule for next week instead, because it'll drop down to the 80's all next week so it would be better. She said that's fine, but she's showing Willby to another client on monday and if they like him enough to put money down on him than he's not for sale anymore (obviously). So I just said let's make it a half hour (for today) and she said that that's fine.
Today I woke up and realized that it's way hotter than I realized it would be so I cancelled the half hour and said that if the client looking at him on monday doesn't like him/doesn't buy him and he's still there than I'll take it from there. I'm actually kind of glad I did even though she's probably pissed at me, but last week it was somewhere in the mid-90's. I rode for a half hour and for only being on for a half hour I thought I was going to pass out while on him, and when I got off he was literally dripping with sweat. Imagine what it would have been like today!
I even contacted another rescue about a horse I had previously inquired about, about a month ago. She said I am welcome to come out and see him but because of this heat wave we have she hasn't been working him a lot. Which proves to me even more that I'm kind of glad I cancelled. And my mom is right, I hate riding in the summer, lol! Just because I always kind of denied it and always said I'd rather summer than winter. Not like HATE it, hate it but the high temps are just so uncomfortable and it's so much easier to ride in the winter. I don't mind the mid-70's to 80's but mid-90's and up? No thanks! I'll stay in my air conditioned house!
Was I smart to cancel the lesson? It is another lesson and more instruction that I'm gaining on a horse I'm looking to buy, but I really have the best intentions for the horse and my health in mind. I'm not up for getting sick in this heat and passing out while on the back of a 17 hand horse! -_-