Originally Posted by xdrybonesxvalleyx
Are you serious? =/ I mean don't wild horses ride in hot, sunny weather? I'm just curious too, there isn't a day in the summer when it's under 95 here.
Wild horses generally find ways to beat the heat if they get too hot; mud baths, hanging out in shady spots, etc. Acclimation has a lot to do with it, too, as equiniphile said.
Also, 95 F with low humidity can feel peachy and comfy, while 85 F with high humidity can feel like the hinges of you-know-where.
Every hot-weather rider ought to be somewhat familiar with the symptoms and treatment for heat-related problems in horses (and themselves
), just in case.