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  • Is it bad that i don't ride in the heat
  • Riding horses in 100 degree weather

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    07-06-2012, 07:46 PM
  #11
Showing
Jfisher, I do think paying her for the lesson would be appropriate, especially if she has a 24 hour cancellation policy. That way, she'll know you appreciate her time and efforts, and will be willing to continue to give you lessons.
     
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    07-06-2012, 08:18 PM
  #12
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Jfisher, I do think paying her for the lesson would be appropriate, especially if she has a 24 hour cancellation policy. That way, she'll know you appreciate her time and efforts, and will be willing to continue to give you lessons.
100 degree heat I can not imagine that. I am at the other end of the globe and going into winter. Compaired to the last two winters, it is wetter and colder. No snow where I live so over all we get all round the year riding weather. But 100 degrees No thanks. And I to would cancel schooling.
     
    07-06-2012, 08:30 PM
  #13
Yearling
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)
     
    07-06-2012, 08:48 PM
  #14
Showing
I hose my 3 guys off in the evenings when it's hot like this. My TB especially is very thin skinned and sweats so much more than the 2 Arabs. Poor guy!

I also wet their feed, keep their water tub clean and full, and they have 24/7 access to salt/ mineral blocks. Can't have them getting dehydrated or tying up!
     
    07-06-2012, 09:03 PM
  #15
Showing
During a very hot summer, the BO where I rode said there'd be no riding until after 6pm. Even his rental horses didn't go out until then and were kept at the walk.
     
    07-06-2012, 09:10 PM
  #16
Foal
No, no, no, you aren't dumb for cancelling your lesson! In fact, I give you a thumbs up for thinking of the well-being of your horse. As long as you can distinguish between the line of "I don't enjoy the heat" and "The heat could potentially injure my horse and/or me" then you should be alright. Just remember that even if you can't have a lesson, if it is not TOO hot (you don't want to risk anything for your horse or yourself) even a simple ride just walking or some groundwork training or bonding lessons can be beneficial. It's super hot here too. The other day I did a walk/trot ride (mostly walking actually) for probably 30 or so minutes. I don't ride everyday either. I hope the heat is alright for youuuu and I hope it works out (: Try not to wish the summer away, it'll be winter soon enough!
     
    07-06-2012, 09:13 PM
  #17
Foal
I agree with everyone else-def. Smart of you to cancel! I'm in the same region as you and I havent ridden since Tues and before that it was a week prior-I probably wont ride again until Tues when the weather is cooler/better. I have been going out and spending time with Sky just hanging in the arena and hosing him down and loving on him. It's just too hot!
     

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