111 degrees Monday and, today doesn't look any better for you according to the Weather Channel
I need to stop whining about our high 90's with a Feels Like of over 100.
Even though we have only mowed twice this month, at least we have had enough rain in July to turn everything back from brown to green and that blasted humidity is keeping moisture in the grass and pastures.
111 degrees, I don't know how you tolerate that on an on-going basis
I try to shower everyone down at night, they all have big tub fans and there's a couple overhead fans that are on timers. I let them stay in the barn until the fans start pushing hot air, then they're better off outside.
I've upped their hay and cut back what goes in their feed pans and that was slim to begin with
My 25 yr old has had minor colic three times (the latest this morning) because of this weather. He has Equine Metabolic Syndrome, hind gut ulcers and the vet is suspicious of lipomas in the digestive tract.
He's the alpha horse so I have taken to shutting everyone on the front three acres, close to the water, because he doesn't have enough sense to bring everyone up for water when he's supposed to. That's how he colicked two of the times.
All I did last night was try to give him some of his ration balancer and darned if he was down, deer style, when I got to the barn early this AM.
So no I'm on the hunt for a liquid vitamin/mineral supplement that I can pour over his rice bran, crushed apples & carrots. He did fine on that these last 2 - 3 weeks; I try giving him half cup of his RB and here comes the tummy aches again.
He's bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, coat slicker'n a whistle, and still very much the herd leader but, things are not yippy-skippy inside of him in spite of how he looks on the outside