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        05-15-2011, 12:11 AM
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    Trained
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    Originally Posted by jdw    
    Dont know where you got this, but I intend to try it out. I live in Texas and sometimes I think some of the horse folks around here are crazy to ride horses HARD in the supreme HEAT. If I am totally uncomfortable and reaking wet from sweat, I figure my horse must be feeling it worse than me!! Thanks.
    I original saw this HSI formula in an article on a university vet school (don't remember which one) website many years ago, and the 120, 150, 180 numbers were easy to remember. This particular excerpt is from horsechannel.com, I believe.

    Here in NC, we have to hot, humid summers. I rarely ride during the heat of the day when it's over 90 degrees because of the humidity, or the mares will literally be dripping sweat from their chin to their butt. It doesn't seem to bother them at all, but it's much more comfortable for me riding very early or late in the day anyway.
         
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        05-15-2011, 03:48 AM
      #12
    Foal
    It deoends on the horse, it never gets very hot here so I do't know. Always hose them down afterwards though, and I suppose don't force the horse to work for excessive periods.
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        05-15-2011, 08:32 AM
      #13
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    I original saw this HSI formula in an article on a university vet school (don't remember which one) website many years ago, and the 120, 150, 180 numbers were easy to remember. This particular excerpt is from horsechannel.com, I believe.

    Here in NC, we have to hot, humid summers. I rarely ride during the heat of the day when it's over 90 degrees because of the humidity, or the mares will literally be dripping sweat from their chin to their butt. It doesn't seem to bother them at all, but it's much more comfortable for me riding very early or late in the day anyway.
    I also know of the HSI formula and saw it many years ago in a horse magazine, The Western Horseman. The article was written by Robert Miller DVM (now deceased).
         

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