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    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 
    about that.
    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