I spent the last week getting all of the maintenance done on my horse. He's feeling good, being sassy, and we've got a show on Saturday. All lights are green.
Then I see this.
Seriously??!! There's a reason I live in New Hampshire! And that's the actual temp, the heat index will for sure be over 100*. From experience, Theo will be panting and dripping sweat just from existing.
My ride times are at 10am and 10:30am so it won't be 100* yet, but it will probably be 90*. It's just two dressage tests but come on, that kind of heat is not something Theo does well with.
Now I have to consider whether or not I scratch. I've got good ride times so it's right on the line of being reasonable but do I want to try to trailer in those conditions? I'm so torn! I don't want to throw away entry money but it's going to be so hot and miserable.
I'll be debating on this all week.