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        08-27-2011, 02:38 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Smile How hot...

    Is too hot to ride? It's gotten to about 82 degrees the last few days in the afternoon, is that to hot to ride? I'm just not sure.
    Thanks!
         
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        08-27-2011, 03:51 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    I wish it was low 80s here. We are getting over 100 everyday and it's awful. I don't think 82 is too hot. I just wouldn't do alot of hard work. Stuff like trail riding and light work should be fine. During the summer here we ride in 90s almost everyday so you should be fine.
         
        08-27-2011, 03:58 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Good Lord! I want 80 weather!! It hasnr been under 100 here in over a month. I ride only in the late evenings.
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        08-27-2011, 04:22 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Cool, thanks guys!
         
        08-27-2011, 05:36 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    How well is your horse conditioned? If your horse works every day in 100 degree weather, you can work them in 100 degree weather without too much fear. It's all what they're use to and how in shape they are. A horse in good shape can cool themselves pretty efficiently.

    Just watch for signs of stress: panting for more than three-five minutes after stopping work, not sweating enough, staggering, generally responding slowly...
         
        08-27-2011, 06:01 PM
      #6
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    I know, me and Cowgirl live in Washington state, and while you all were suffering in the scorching heat, we had just about the coldest summer I can remember. I had my heater on in early July! No kidding. So, now summer has come and it's just wonderful. Eightsome degrees, blue skies, virtually no humidity and low 60's at night. We wait all year for our brief but heavenly summer.

    Ali, I went for a trail ride on Mac today in the woods. Totally AWESOME!
         
        08-27-2011, 06:08 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Oh 82 would be welcome! :) I went on a trail ride this morning and the temp when we finished was 98...ugh. When it is this hot here we do our easiest trail which is mainly shaded and make plenty of rest stops and have never had a problem.
         
        08-27-2011, 06:10 PM
      #8
    Foal
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    I know, me and Cowgirl live in Washington state, and while you all were suffering in the scorching heat, we had just about the coldest summer I can remember. I had my heater on in early July! No kidding. So, now summer has come and it's just wonderful. Eightsome degrees, blue skies, virtually no humidity and low 60's at night. We wait all year for our brief but heavenly summer.

    Ali, I went for a trail ride on Mac today in the woods. Totally AWESOME!

    Oh, how fun! I don't have access to any trails or anything (which is a bummer, since I love trails) My grandpa owns 10 acres of land, which has trails on it, but I don't know if the owner would want me taking him any where! I just have the open fields that PJ lives in to ride in! I am having lots of fun in the nice weather, not too hot, not too cold! I'm going to ride today, I'll let you know how it goes! I've studied on how to work with him, other than the advice I've learned here (which is great) and I think it's gonna' be fun!
         

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