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Micki O 06-05-2008 01:42 PM

Heat Concerns
 
OK It's 95 and sunny out and Henry (25yr TB) and DB (26yr Arabian) have a 3+ acre pasture with very nice shade trees to hang out under. So why do they insist on standing in the full sun sweating their butts off? Henry is litterly soaked.
Also other than lots of fresh cool water and a salt/mineral block, do I need to do anything for them because of the heat?

barefoothooves 06-05-2008 03:25 PM

As long as they have access to adequate shade, water and salt, I wouldn't worry. They are experienced enough to know where they want to hang out.

farmpony84 06-05-2008 04:14 PM

i keep thinking i'm going to put a sprinkler on the side of my fence w/ a timeer, so that they can stand under it if they want... you could try that, i never had so i cant promise they'll use it...

Dumas'_Grrrl 06-05-2008 04:16 PM

OUr horses do the same thing... They have a choice but they like the sun I guess....

PoptartShop 06-05-2008 04:20 PM

Yeah just let him be- if it's too hot for him personally, he'll go under the shade or get some water. :D Lexi's like that too sometimes.


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