THE SUN JUST KEEPS ON SHINING!
Many of us have been enjoying this recent warm weather and lets be honest it is what summer is all about! However for the horses it has been quite the opposite.
Not only are there fewer runners (including HOTSR horses) as many are in need of some juice in the ground, but when the temperatures are hitting the 30’s it is interrupting their daily routine too.
Thankfully these thoroughbreds are looked after by teams who continue to go above and beyond and there are a number of things they have been doing to keep the horses cool. These include pulling out slightly earlier for ridden exercise (5am starts for many!), avoiding working the horses on hot days – instead they just go for a light canter, and turning horses out in the earlier part of the morning rather than in the middle of the day. They also have things like water walk through’s to cool them down and of course a lovely bath post exercise.
Thunderstorms are forecast next week so fingers crossed some rain actually materialises! It could certainly be a busy September at this rate.