Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
It's best to ride early morning or late evening, I would avoid anything from 11.00-5.00 at all cost. I made the mistake today when I changed plans from going out at 7 to around noon because I woke up late and I was suppose to go out to dinner. Well, absolutely horrible idea.
While you probably won't have to walk over a mile to find your four in the field (I didn't even know the field was that big o.o ), I was quite literally dripping sweat by the time I found her and walked back (with the rest of the herd stampeding towards us at one point and then following us) to the barn..normally I can go hours in the heat without dehydrating or getting thirsty..but as soon as I got her in the cross ties I went to the house for water. By that time, I had no effort or want to ride, I was already wiped out.
I was only wearing a cami and jeans..which ended up looking like I jumped in the river or something by the time I left the barn, after being there for only 2 and a half hours.
But..nothing between 11-5, lots of water, sunscreen (and I like a hat, since I don't wear sunscreen), more water, flyspray (for both of you!), some sort of shade for breaks..and did I mention lots of water for everyone?
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