No Fun in the Sun

GirlsHorseClub.com Blog Archive on June 28, 2009, 8:00


by Allison, age 13

Riding can be dangerous all times of the year, but summer poses an additional threat. When riding (where I live) in 100 or more degrees Fahrenheit, heat exhaustion and dehydration rear their ugly heads. Trust me, I know from experience. When taking a riding lesson a few days ago, I started to blackout. I had been feeling sick and tired for a while before that, but I didn’t want to stop riding! I got off and cooled down before I blacked out, but think of what could happen if you passed out on a horse!

So for all you summer riders, especially riders in hot temperatures


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