Re: [RC] riding in the rain - Tina Hicks
Well, they don't stop endurance rides for the rain :) so riding in the
rain won't hurt you or your horse. Depending on the temp you may have
trouble at a check keeping the horse from tightening up but for training
rides you shouldn't have any troubles.
I have a Gore-Tex raincoat but it has a hood - big mistake. Since I wear
a helmet what happnens is the rain runs down the back of the coat.
Other than that :p it keeps me fairly dry. Of course my legs get soaked
<shrug> if it's raining enough you'll just be wet - not much you can do
I'm not so sure that the cheap-o ponchos don't do just as good a job as
the more expensive options :)
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 SunsetOvrC@xxxxxxx
> Is it going to hurt my horse to ride in the rain if I have a rump rug on her?
> It won't stop raining here and I am tired of waiting. I'm also wondering,
> is it going to hurt me? Because it seems like even when I have a raincoat on
> I still get pretty soaked. I have heard that it is just an old wive's tale
> that weather can make you sick; but then why do all the colds happen when the
> weather changes? And what about working muscles getting wet?
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- [RC] riding in the rain, SunsetOvrC