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post #21 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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I ride western in shorts and capris in the summer.
Do you get any rubs or anything? I'm training them for a hunting trip in september and we're working up to cantering for 15 mins straight and constantly loping to build up stamina...

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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post #22 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 04:34 PM
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well, I only don't ride if its over 100. That being said, my horse in excellent shape for competetion and used to the heat.

To keep ME cool:
-get a helmet with vents, makes all the difference
-we keep one of the sports coolers in our indoor, next to some paper cups.
-when packing to go to the barn, bring multiple water bottles....i usually bring a bottle of gatorade and two or three water.

To keep my horse cool:
-keeping a bucket of water in the ring for walk breaks(sips only)
-picking a trail in the shade with creek crossings along the way
-using thin saddle pads
-doesnt hurt to jump off and sponge some cool water on their chests.

When riding in the heat, take extra good care of you and your horses after a ride. It usually takes me about 45 minutes to safely hydrate, cool, and make sure he is comfertable to turn back out.
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post #23 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 05:00 PM
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Do you get any rubs or anything? I'm training them for a hunting trip in september and we're working up to cantering for 15 mins straight and constantly loping to build up stamina...
I rode in shorts a few weeks ago. It was wonderful at the walk and at the trot. When I cantered, it pulled the skin on my inner thighs so bad that I was afraid it would rip. Ouch. It might work if you threw a towel over the saddle, but then it would be slippery. Maybe in a synthetic saddle it might work?

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post #24 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 07:58 PM
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Definitely take advantage of the cooler parts of the day. Since you have 4 that you are exercising for the summer, if you are confident, ponying is a wonderful alternative. I've even tacked up both and hit the trails. Pony one, then switch rides on the way back home (don't forget to loosen the girth a bit on the pony horse to give them a breather.)
I'm so glad to hear that everyone is being safe in this record breaking heat we've experienced. Here's to a quick and beautiful Fall!!
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post #25 of 32 Old 07-29-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome thanks guys! Maybe if I could fine some kind of saddle cover or try to make one somehow :P I hate being hot!

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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post #26 of 32 Old 07-30-2012, 04:19 PM
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Do you get any rubs or anything? I'm training them for a hunting trip in september and we're working up to cantering for 15 mins straight and constantly loping to build up stamina...
No I do not but I have synthetic fenders.

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post #27 of 32 Old 07-30-2012, 04:38 PM
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The synthetic is most likely way better for shorts than the leather.

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post #28 of 32 Old 07-31-2012, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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yeah all the saddles are leather.

the hardest part of riding is the ground... yup sounds about right
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post #29 of 32 Old 07-31-2012, 05:44 PM
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I cut a lot of my tshirts in to no-sew tank tops following this site. It's so much cooler than even a regular tank top.

Tip: don't cut the very bottom off, it causes most regular tshirts to roll up and it's annoying.
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post #30 of 32 Old 07-31-2012, 06:00 PM
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I just found something that may work for you! If you have facebook check out saddle jeans. My friend just sent me the link. Kind of goofy, but hey I would think it would save your thighs! I really am thinking about ordering some. ;)

For all who don't have facebook or rarely venture on like me;; http://saddlejeans.com/

AND, honestly I feel that is a bit steep for the price. I think I may attempt making a pair for my saddle, lol.

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