Few words put shivers down my back as fast as "Heat Wave". I'm not a big fan of extreme heat. And that, of course, is exactly what New England is experiencing right now. Temperatures have been pushing right up against the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark for 3 days running. Humidity has been in the "oppressive" range.
All of our horses have been outside during the day, knowing enough to seek shelter from the sun at the hottest hours. Some of them instinctively stand with their tails to the wind when a slight breeze kicks up. Some stay under the trees. Some prefer the turnout sheds. Meanwhile, the rider has been hiding indoors as much as possible, sitting in the only air-conditioned room in the house... My office.
Piper's dressage training has been put on hold... But will resume when the weather becomes kinder to horse & rider. Meanwhile, I hear the promise of thunder rumbling in the distance. Maybe we will get some relief tonight!