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    05-28-2009, 08:18 AM
Glad someone asked this because I was wondering myself. It's pretty warm here in florida too but usually the humidity isn't TOO bad, unless it just rained. I haven't ridden in the 'hot' months for a long time so when it started to warm up this year, and I'm riding, I was just MISERABLE. I work in the A/C all day, A/C at home at night so I wasn't used to the heat. My friend and I were joking about riding in bathing suits! So far I seem to be 'adapting' to the warmer weather pretty good. No more soda at the barn for me though, it's water or vitamin water...or juice with a lot of ice. I know it's just me because the horses don't sweat much, then again the horses that I am working with are not really trained so it's a lot of work for me and not much for them!
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    05-28-2009, 03:33 PM
Haha I live in North Carolina, and its about like that, with really bad humidity too. I ride in the evening, since it stays light out later. Or in the morning, though you have to get up pretty early if your going to do that.

Tropical Rider makes some breeches that are supposed to be very airy, I haven't tried any but I'm going to order some to see how they work out.
    06-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Haha im about 30 minutes from there I don't want ot say where but you'll know what I mean if I say "the island" hopefully and man it gets hott here when we ride in lessons we stop and break alot and riding pants are cooler.
    06-01-2009, 09:39 PM
Suprisingly enough, the coolest thing I have found to wear in the heat of the summer is a white long sleeved light cotton shirt with a light undershirt. The white reflects a great deal of the sun and the undershirt absorbs sweat and is kinda like a mini swamp cooler if the breeze is blowing. I don't know what would work best in humidity though, we are shocked if it gets above 25% here (unless it's raining) LOL.

Those neck coolers are the coolest thing, I use them at work because there is no air conditioning there.
    06-03-2009, 08:15 PM
25% humidity, is that even a possiblity? Ours can be 100%, and usually is in the 90% in the heat of summer. I think I need to move to Texas!!
    06-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Green Broke
Ugh, texas? It's like a million degrees in texas! :)

I'd like to move to alaska! Or after today's heat, Antarctica....
    06-03-2009, 09:02 PM
OMG. I just looked at the weather and the humidity is 40%. That is a first in a long time O,O

It has not been terribly hot here yet. Suprisingly, we have not hit triple digits yet. Usually we average over 100 by this time of year with an average 35 mph wind. :)
    06-04-2009, 12:27 AM
Our humidity today was 87%, and it felt nice. When it get up in the 90% I'm always sticky and miserable. So most of the summer, I'm sticky and miserable, LOL.

Actually, once I'm really sweating, I'm not too bad. I might look bad and smell bad, but at least I'm not "sticky". I hate that sticky clammy feeling!
    06-06-2009, 11:11 AM
Hmm....take battery powered mini fans and strap them to your saddle?jk but that would be so cool!!!! our humidity today is 54% so you got it baaad =P

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