Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Oxford, Michigan
• Horses: 0
Unfortunately, the barn where I keep my horse is not conducive to flexibility for owners and their horses.... The horses are on a very strict schedule and are only allowed outside in the pasture from around 8am-4pm, the pastures don't have ANY shade and there are NO FANS ALLOWED. Very frustrating/worrisome to say the least. Also, if it is raining outside, the owner wont turn the horses out at all because she doesn't want the grass to get ruined....sometimes the horses can be confined to their stall for 24-48 hours. My horse will start to rub his tail due to the stress from being confined. I am pretty much stuck between and rock and a hard place as I cann't move to another barn for financial reasons.
I heard that before about getting the horse wet in very humid conditions and that causing the horse to heat up even more. I always scrape him off after a hose down.
Thanks for listening! Today it is goig to get over 100 degrees... I am praying for all the humans and animals that will be suffering in the heat/humidity!!! : (