Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Trailering in HOT weather
Do you ever just say "screw it" and stay home?
I have 2 shows this weekend, one saturday with my yearling filly (in-hand class) and one sunday with my gelding (dressage show).
Saturday is supposed to be 89*, the show starts at 9:30 so we'll be up there around 8:30, which means we'll leave our house/barn between 7:15 & 7:30. Don't think the heat will be a huge problem that day.
Sunday, however, is supposed to be 94*... first ride is at 10:36, second is at 12:27 and the third is at 1:20. The 3rd ride is on the chopping block as of now. We'll be pulling out to head up there around 7:45 that morning.
I'm not too worried about the heat on the way up there, but what could we do keep them cool on the way back? Our trailer isn't a stock trailer, but we open all the windows and leave the top back doors open when we can. My main concern is my filly because we don't leave the back doors open when she goes places, yet.
Any tips? Would you just stay home?
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina