Posted 30-Jun-2021 09:34:13
Category: Broadstone Equine
I wrote a blog post a couple years ago on how best to deal with heat stress, and was about to re-post it last year, and then I saw an article by Dr. David Marlin on the U.S. Eventing Association's website, and honestly, he said it much better than I did. And just a few days ago, The Horse posted an article on a recent study that looked at the most effective ways to cool horses after exercise.
On a day when temperatures in areas of the US and Canada are 30+ degrees higher than normal, this information can help ensure our horses are given the best chance to perform safely and successfully.
Here's a link to the USEA article: https://useventing.com/news-media/news/the-weather-is-heating-up-keep-your-horses-temperature-down
And the link to The Horse article: https://thehorse.com/1101202/hosing-hot-horses-post-exercise-scrape-off-water-or-reapply/
Stay cool out there!