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post #11 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 10:23 AM
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My horse tends to get hot and will come in sweaty once it gets around 20c... 50c?!
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post #12 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 10:28 AM
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Our weather has been wacky. One day it's in the 70's, the next 90, then back to 63F. LOL. Today it's going up to 66F but next week looks like...92F! :O I think summer is trying to get here...lol.

If it's too hot for me, I agree it's too hot for the horse. The humidity is what really kills me! Plus Redz is 24 so I don't want him to bake in the darn heat! But it's perfect weather for bathing him so that's probably what I'll do if it's that hot next week. :) He sweats!
I try to ride in the AM to beat the heat though. That's why I'm glad my lessons are at 8/8:30AM every Saturday in the summertime. I can only ride in the morning on the weekends sadly because I work M-F but at night sometimes it cools off. Ugh...just annoying how bipolar the weather can be lately!

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post #13 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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..."The following rule of thumb has been devised as a guide. If the sum of the temperature and humidity is:
Less than 130 - no problem;
Greater than 150 - use caution, especially if the humidity is greater than half of the total;
Greater than 180 - use extreme caution, since normal cooling is almost ineffectual and horses may resort to panting."

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Thanks for posting this boots, especially the chart - which I haven't seen before.

Always have wondered about the 131-149 range, as it is not in the rule of thumbs list. There are 3 items. There are 4 on the chart: White, Yellow, Orange, and Red.

So what would be the 'description' for handling the Yellow zone on the rule of thumbs list?


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I suppose an appropriate answer might be: Don't sweat the Small Stuff. LOL

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post #14 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 01:40 PM
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@Acadianartist - I did the conversion too and was like...WTH!? If it is 25 celsius I am melting and don't do anything with the horses. I don't think I could survive in 50 celsius!

Of course, horses acclimatize....just like ours tend to handle the -30's better than those used to hotter climates.
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post #15 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 02:10 PM
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we get temps in the 30's (celcius) at 60-80% humidity all summer here in argentina. So thats a combined score of around 170 D: I rode early and mostly stuck to a walk with half a circle of trot thrown in here and there... most people turn their horses out in the countryside for 2-3 months (december 15th-end of february)
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post #16 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 04:06 PM
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In our nice toasty valley, we reached 113 degrees a couple weeks ago. It was miserable.

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post #17 of 27 Old 06-07-2017, 06:15 PM
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The horses seem to do better than I do. I have friends that ride all year round in Texas and I'm amazed as some of the rides in this heat. I stay home because it's too hot for ME!
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post #18 of 27 Old 06-11-2017, 01:43 PM
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You Canadians make me laugh!

We here in the desert are in now what I call our 'winter'. Everyone stays inside in AC to beat the heat, and hardly anyone rides. By 8am, we've hit 85-90F and typically climb to temperatures of 100-110F, sometimes more, by noon.

I do light riding, maybe once or twice a week at the very most, in the couple hours before dark.

The nice thing is that we can drive two hours north and escape to cooler temperatures!
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post #19 of 27 Old 06-11-2017, 05:27 PM
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You Canadians make me laugh!

We here in the desert are in now what I call our 'winter'. Everyone stays inside in AC to beat the heat, and hardly anyone rides. By 8am, we've hit 85-90F and typically climb to temperatures of 100-110F, sometimes more, by noon.

I do light riding, maybe once or twice a week at the very most, in the couple hours before dark.

The nice thing is that we can drive two hours north and escape to cooler temperatures!
I used to ride from 5 am to 8 am everyday. There was a group of us who met up every morning for a ride. Sometimes we'd go out after 8 pm and ride in the moonlight too. But between 8 am & 8 pm, other than to check water, we didn't do much outside.
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post #20 of 27 Old 06-11-2017, 08:28 PM
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Around here, never mind the too hot to ride chart, how about a too COLD to ride one?
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