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post #11 of 19 Old 08-07-2011, 05:33 PM
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I absolutely agree - recently it was quite a hot day. I'd helped two other riders out with their horses and than went to ride mine. I was rather tired and hadn't remembered to drink enough water. I than rode my horse, Chinga and finished. Therefore; I had ridden three horses in one morning. This resulted in me becoming dehydrated. I than "instructed" a friend of mine - offering her a few tips.

I ended up passing out, twice.

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post #12 of 19 Old 08-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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The heat can be so dangerous! It's cooled down where I am thank goodness, but I always get a headache and really nauseous when it's really hot so I know when I need to cool off. The other day I was pretty convinced I was going to throw up while I was having a lesson :/ not so fun. That's why I try really hard to be at the barn by 8 so it's not that warm yet
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post #13 of 19 Old 08-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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New rule for my students....all lessons done by 10:00 until the weather breaks.
Glad you're OK.

We're about 25 miles north of Chapel Hill and this summer has indeed been brutal. I've been getting all my riding done between sunrise and 9:30 and try to do most of my riding through the woods, but those miles around the corn fields in the sun do take their toll, even that early. I have the mares hosed off and back in the pasture by 10:00, and I'm in the shade with a cool drink.

Hopefully it will cool down soon so I can get back to finishing the barn before winter...it's just too hot and humid to do much right now.

Everyone, please do be careful out in the heat.

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post #14 of 19 Old 08-07-2011, 10:05 PM
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I am jealous. Since the snow melted in April, there has been no heat, mostly rain, no summer. Ok this week has been the warmest, only rained once, but temps are only mid 70's. I live in BC Canada, I live for summer, we have a different lake to go to every day, too cold to swim, phooey.
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post #15 of 19 Old 08-09-2011, 09:44 AM
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Glad you are ok Allison. It is so easy to keep going and push through it because we are used to working hard.
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post #16 of 19 Old 08-09-2011, 11:44 AM
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I can NOT imagine how my trainer can manage it. While she of course canceled lessons when we had that heat wave week (over 100F + humidity), even in 90th it's BAD. And she has lessons like 11 am - 5 pm all Sat long (sometime even longer)...

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post #17 of 19 Old 08-09-2011, 12:20 PM
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Since June, I feel like Zee and I have barely had a chance to get any work done. I'm only riding 2-3 days a week, max. He doesn't handle this humidity very well at all, and I'm dripping with sweat before I can even get him saddled up. I just keep reminding myself that his health and mine are way more important than our schooling schedule...

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post #18 of 19 Old 08-09-2011, 09:06 PM
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Wow, that's scary. I had heat stroke in Atlanta years ago while standing in line at the olympics waiting to buy a T-shirt. I never felt it coming on and went down like a sack of bricks. While it's not nearly as hot where I am, I've started packing a cooler of frozen towels with me when I go to shows. Between every phase, I sit with a frozen towel over my head or around my neck. I can drink water all day and it doesn't seem to do anything, but the frozen towels really seem to help.

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post #19 of 19 Old 08-10-2011, 07:03 AM
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Wow, that's scary. I had heat stroke in Atlanta years ago while standing in line at the olympics waiting to buy a T-shirt. I never felt it coming on and went down like a sack of bricks. While it's not nearly as hot where I am, I've started packing a cooler of frozen towels with me when I go to shows. Between every phase, I sit with a frozen towel over my head or around my neck. I can drink water all day and it doesn't seem to do anything, but the frozen towels really seem to help.
Heck, I'm very happy dressage shows have "ride time"! At least I only stay at the show as much as needed for warm-up and test itself!

P.S. Although it's usual practice to cancel the show around here when it's too bad.

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