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Re: : [RC] riding in heat - Glenda R. Snodgrass

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Rides 2 Far wrote:

Don't forget to add the breeze of a good horse to the equation. It's
definately cooler to be wet with a breeze than dry with a breeze even in
high humidity.  

Never having ridden a fast horse, I wouldn't know. :))

I've had people argue with me that sponging doesn't help
in high humidity and I know they're wrong. I remember a vet at a hot
humid ride touching my horse and looking sort of funny, then saying,
"this is the first horse that's been in that was cool to the touch".

Sponging works great if you're active about it! because the water drips 
right off and you're pouring fresh on top.  Same as pouring & scraping.

Glenda R. Snodgrass

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