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Re: [RC] Horses and climate adjustments - Jody Rogers-Buttram

I think that horses from hot/humid less hilly areas, can go and acclimate to altitude *better* than those from higher altitude, but dry, arid conditions can come ride in hot/humid terrain.
My personal thoughts and observation only.
No Truman, I have no stats to back that up.   :))

Jennifer Adam <jatatahoe1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've been reading with interest the comments about how fast horses adjust to
heat and humidity. But don't forget that altitude changes are also a factor
in a horse's athletic performance. Granted, I'm an endurance newbie, but I
have a degree in agriculture (emphasis animal science and biology). We were
taught that changes in altitude can have a greater effect on horses than
simple temperature changes. What do you think?? Has anyone noticed this, or
is this an example of a "fact" that doesn't apply in the real world??

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[RC] Horses and climate adjustments, Jennifer Adam