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How to tell if it’s too hot to ride your horse

July 14, 2021

Did you know that less than 20 minutes of gentle exercise increases a horse’s body temperature to dangerous levels?
By exercising  your horse when it’s cooler and less humid you can really help to keep things cool. Don’t forget that they will need more fresh water sources and shade from full sun. Clipping long hair and installing good ventilation or an air conditioning unit in their stalls can all help to keep them comfortable, along with a nice cool hose down if things get too warm.
 
Signs your horse could be dehydrated:
•Dark/less urine
•Less droppings
•Lethargy
•Depression
•Dry skin
•Dry mouth
•Dull eyes
•Dark coloured gums
 
Signs your horse could have heat exhaustion:
•Fast & shallow breath (panting)
•Nostril flaring
•Increased rectal temperature
•Irregular heartbeat
•Reduced appetite and thirst
•Slow recovery after exercise
•Muscle spasms
•Reduced performance
 
If you are worried about your horse, please contact our equine team straight away.

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