Lessons and heat

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Lessons and heat

This is a discussion on Lessons and heat within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-19-2011, 10:06 PM
    Lessons and heat

    Folks, what do you do with lessons when it's too hot? It's in 100th this week, and my lesson is usually mid of the day. So I plan on canceling it (as neither of us can work in such a weather), but I feel really sorry about it... :(
    Sponsored Links
        07-19-2011, 10:11 PM
    Unfortunately, I think your options are to cancel or move your lesson to early or mid morning :( I hate doing that, too, but weather like that won't be comfortable for either of you. We're dealing with the same thing here, and even when I dress cool and ride in the indoor arena, the humidity about kills me.
        07-19-2011, 10:40 PM
    Oooohh Kitten, too hot! Reschedule for your horses sake and yours. I wouldn't even consider it.
        07-19-2011, 11:22 PM
    Same here kv. I have several at fair shows & its been miserable.

    My other students have been riding after dark in the indoor. Definitely cancel or go early or after dark.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-20-2011, 01:07 AM
    I agree, ride earlier/later or cancel. Here in the desert it easily gets to 110 degrees and higher. My lessons are at night for my sake and my mare's. Weather this hot can be dangerous and miserable.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-20-2011, 01:15 AM
    Because of the temperature I have not that a lesson in awhile. Too risky for both your health and the horses.
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-20-2011, 02:01 AM
    Super Moderator
    Here in Seattle area our summer has been totally nonexistant. I mean I literally had the heat on tonight! No kidding. It is COLD! GRAY and rainy. But , it warms up to like 65 to 72 in the day, so ok for riding. No beach lazing, no lake swimming, no bbq's . It's as if summer hasn't come. Very wierd.
        07-20-2011, 08:38 AM
    Early gets my vote - as humid as it is on the east coast right now, it takes a good long while after dark to cool off.

    Might also be able to substitute a nice little trail ride for the usual arena lesson - but still not, I think, when it is 100 degrees.
        07-20-2011, 08:40 AM
    I've only had one lesson in the last month and a half! It's been in the upper 90s here since the beginning of June, and my boy is too old and too big to handle it. I feel really bad, but I see no reason to make him work when it's like this. I work full time til 5:00 every day so I don't have a lot of other options :( I take advantage of any day that's bearable to get him some exercise, but a lesson puts too much stress on him in the heat.
        07-21-2011, 01:35 PM
    Originally Posted by Ferhoodled    
    ride in the indoor arena, the humidity about kills me.
    Interesting enough I find riding in indoor (no sun) even WORSE than riding outdoor. Even with fans on. It's just so muggy inside!

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Heat of the competition Mocha26 Horse Shows 49 07-20-2011 03:55 PM
    first heat? myhorses10 Horse Breeding 6 04-01-2011 05:29 PM
    Is she in heat? BurningAmber520 Horse Health 2 01-21-2009 10:47 PM
    heat index Kirsti Arndt Horse Health 7 07-31-2008 04:00 PM
    Is she in heat? Small_Town_Girl Horse Breeding 4 05-16-2008 07:20 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0