It is going to be 105 here tomorrow. There have been no lessons at the barn this entire week due to the heat. I don't ride in this type of weather. If it is making me feel sick, I don't feel it is right to ride, especially in the blaring sun.
I went to the barn today to check on Izzy and pull her out of her field and into the shade for a while. (she refuses to stand in the shade in her field) and there was a young girl there that leases a horse. She knew it was too hot to ride so she was just tacking her horse up to lunge her for a little while.
That horse, whom is normally well mannered, was extremely grouchy. She was stomping her feet while being tacked up and trying to get away from the girl. She even attempted to buck while she was being haltered. I have never seen her like that.
Virginia gets hot during the summer, but I don't remember a stretch of 100 degree days this long before. I know people get grumpy, grouchy, and lethargic in extreme heat. I guess horses do too! ( the horrible biting flies don't help matters)