Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Went to the horse camp on Sat (just for food and meet some people, no riding on my side! :) ). Mid of 90th with HIGH humidity, and people riding horses late morning - mid of the day for several hours. And then when they are back those poor horses are on picket line for hours, some under the direct sun (no shade). The worst thing was those "kids" (almost as big as me) riding small pony (best suited for 8-10 years old to ride ALONE) AFTER the ride. It was just killing me... :(
omg, I know! I was at a camp last year... (i pretty much paid 300 bucks to do horse chores for two weeks :roll: )
And they had hour long ring classes at 1 pm! And the horses are ridden nonstop in 90-100 degree weather from 9am-5pm... poor guys... and they only get water when the campers doing the chores remember to water them... and then they don't go in order and some horses don't get watered
I feel so bad for the poor guys... they don't ride in the morning or evening, just the hottest parts of the day, and it's HUMID too....
Different point now... I only ride in the morning and evening, and at the hottest points there I only do walking and trotting and try to find the breeziest spot I can... It's probably like 85-90 out and pretty humid... but I'm not killing Duke, I promise... I don't canter him for over 60 seconds, so he's perfectly fine...
He does have to get used to the heat because the show is in the middle of the day and it is going to be HOTTT, like 110 with 95% humidity!!! This is why i'm dropping a lot of our events so I don't over work the poor guy