Today I had my eighth lesson which ended up being cut about ten to fifteen minutes short (it's a thirty minute lesson) because I overheated. Which today, I'm sure would have been rough almost everyone as it was extremely sunny and 98+ degrees out (I believe that'd be 36*C+ for all you other chaps out there).
Well, I don't want this to be an every lesson occurrence (I started getting overheated at the VERY end of my lesson before that as well--which it was high 80's then). So I'm now looking for ways to keep hydrated and to not overheat.
Now I will note: I drink a lot of soda (which will be changing regardless) and the past couple lessons I hadn't drank a lot of water prior to riding.
And then with this lesson, I drank about 3/4s of a large gatorade (which ended up making me sick anyways -.-).
So does anyone know any ways to keep hydrated/from overheating especially on particularly hot days?
I don't know if this would help my situation at all but I'm very tall and skinny (more like scrawny) so I get quite hot and sweaty before I'm even in the arena--and with riding we work a lot with trotting, two-point, cantering, and small jumps. :3
Thank you for any advice!