Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
"We frown at leaving dogs and kids in cars, but we can leave a horse in a trailer"
The girl who I am loaning from invited me along to a competition yesterday. She was competing on her mare. We have had some scorching heat recently, very untypical and two legged and four legged alike are struggling.
Her test was at 1130, and we left before the heat set in.
However, her father made the rather accurate point that there is huge fusses about leaving dogs and children in cars, but we are okay to leave horses in trailers- before or after competing- for hours at a time.
I did point out that horses can sweat, where as dogs can't. Just curious to hear what people have to say and what measures they take to prevent horses over heating.
Friday was 42oC in the shade, and both the jumping and dressage parking had very little shade to offer. There were still competitors on this day.
Yesterday hit 36oC and the show was only really getting underway as we were leaving.