It only takes 17 minutes to raise a horse’s temperature to a dangerous level

Prof. Michael Lindinger, an animal and exercise physiologist at the University of Guelph, explains: “It only takes 17 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s temperature to dangerous levels. That’s three to 10 times faster than in humans. Horses feel the heat much worse than we do.”

2022-10-06T10:46:11-04:00June 29, 2022|Issues, Our Blog|

LYING? DECEPTION? False Statements to the Police?

According to Channel 5 News, Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said investigators interviewed witnesses and those involved in the June 19 carriage incident. They also reviewed video footage, he said. That the wagon was involved in a hit and run by a tractor-trailer was the original explanation in the incident report. But video footage and witness statements revealed a very different story. There was no collision

2022-10-07T14:44:42-04:00July 1, 2021|Issues, Our Blog|

10 Facts About Horses and Hot Weather

Unlike dogs and most other animals, horses have sweat glands throughout their skin. Sweating creates “evaporative cooling”---as water changes from a liquid to a gas, it absorbs energy from its surroundings. In this case, that energy is in the form of heat from the skin and the air just above, leaving it cooler. But sweating is actually a horse’s secondary cooling mechanism. What is the first?

2022-10-26T11:54:55-04:00March 10, 2020|Issues, Our Blog|
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