Originally Posted by goneriding
Lucky Painted! It has been in the nineties with high humidity in Mi. Either you ride at night or early morning. The flys have been horrible. Glad I got all of my hay in before the hot weather started!
Good for you! Around here (near Ann Arbor) we are mighty nervous about the hay crop...all crops in fact. We could sure use some rain!
Originally Posted by englishaqh
Even if it is hot, you could try walking your horse in hand or doing ground manners, grooming, etc. That way you are still working with him/her and you get to hang out with your best friend. (:
That's what me and my beginner spouse have been doing. Where we live in Michigan the heat has been brutal, the weather just shy of drought conditions. The facility where we keep the critters doesn't have an indoor, and the outdoor has no shade whatever. There are miles of shady trails nearby, but the black flies are so bad-think B-52 bomber size-the horses are absolutely swarmed so that's not an option.
Bottom line? When the humidity is so bad the horses are sweating standing in the pasture and I have sweat dripping into my eyes just standing it's too darn hot to ride
so we do ground work and other things.