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Re: [RC] Horse Management in Excessive Heat - Karen Sullivan

today Coyote the mustang came up as I was filling the trought, as usual and stood breathing down my neck until I stopped and turned the water on her....would have stood there for hours while I gave her a good soak....
I have been wondering what she would do with a sprinkler, so put on hose and dragged out into my back paddock.  She wandered over to investigate, and first stood head first under it, then turned around and backed up to it....I was in hysterics...she shimmed her butt back and forth until she was standing over the sprnkler!  After about 5 minutes I decided too much waste of water...so turned it off and she went and rolled in the manure pile....
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Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Horse Management in Excessive Heat

HA !  Here in Yuma, AZ we have been hitting 116+, with nighttime temps in the 90s.   The horses spend the mid day under the shades but other then that I don't notice them doing too much different. I usually add some electrolytes to their beet pulp mixture when it is this hot.  I don't notice them taking in any more mineral salt then they normally do.  I do go out periodically and hose them off with cool water 1-2 times a day.  They do seem to appreciate the cool baths, but then they promptly drop and roll in the sand.

Re: [RC] Horse Management in Excessive Heat, Vallonelee