How To Keep Your Horse Cool In The Summer?

What temperature is too hot for horses?

As a very general rule, you can gauge if it’s too hot to ride by adding the actual temperature to the percent of humidity. For a 90 degree day with 85 percent humidity, the total is 175, not to mention a very bad frizzy hair day. If that number is 140, 150, 180 or above, it’s too hot to ride.

How do you cool down a horse?

Six Cool-Down Strategies for Your Horse

  • Cool Science. Your horse’s normal body temperature is 98.5 to 101 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cool Your Hot Horse. Here are six ways you cool your horse as the temperature rises.
  • Create a breeze.
  • Find cooler air.
  • Hose him down.
  • Use misting fans.
  • Offer water.
  • Add electrolytes.

Can horses handle hot weather?

Horses can acclimate to hot and humid weather conditions; however, the below guidelines can help reduce (or avoid) heat stress in horses. A horse that is working hard in a hot environment can lose 2 to 4 gallons of sweat per hour.

How do you look after horses in hot weather?

10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

  1. Choose cooler turnout times. If your horse has a stall, but is turned out for part of the day, provide turnout during the cooler hours.
  2. Provide shade.
  3. Move the air.
  4. Mist your horse.
  5. Provide fresh, cool water and an electrolyte source.
  6. Slow down the work.
  7. Stick to a schedule.
  8. Avoid sunburn.