It’s just hot. Nothing else to say

My friend is posting about melting in the summer heat.

She’s taken on a tough summer job with some talented horses.  And talented riders.  A learning opportunity.  In scorching heat, that’s really not the easiest.

We can all relate.  I puff up like a blowfish in the helmet, before we even trot.

horse tied to red pole
Valiosa – no puffing up.

Yep, that’s 104.7 here today.  The kind of warmth where your eyeballs sting.  We carry on.

hot summer temperatures

Anyway, my friend she’s sweltering too.  I really don’t have much advice to give.  She’s in – wait for it.  Sweden.  I know, isn’t she cute?

15 thoughts on “It’s just hot. Nothing else to say

  1. Whew! that is HOT. I thought we were hot here last weekend, jackets were excused at the show and we were in the 90s F ( 32-33 Celsius plus humidity feeling like 40C).

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    1. That sounds like one of those show weekends when things just get too sticky… Definitely not my favorite!
      I had an opportunity for a show in a couple of weeks, and I’m backing down due to heat. Hoping I won’t regret it.

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      1. Heat affects everyone differently. I seem to be ok with it. My coach Belinda Trussell ( who is going to Rio for Canada!) has a real struggle with heat. You know yourself best so you’re making the best decision.

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        1. As a long distance runner for many years, I know some of us simply have a REALLY hard time with the heat. Sigh. I am from Sweden, and I seem to never get used to the desert like conditions here. My best advice, is to condition the body to the climate at least 2 weeks ahead of the event. Perhaps she can ride in a hot airtight tracksuit in preparation 😉 Only half way joking.
          And then, how cool is it that your coach is going to the Olympics!!!

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  2. That is hot! Staying cool is an exercise in itself.

    Today was a rather cool day – not too hot, not too cool. We had a bit of a marine layer from the overnight linger into the day, so the temp didn’t get past 75°F. At least it ‘s more comfortable than the 100°F we had two weeks ago. It’s expected to be in the 80s over the weekend.

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  3. Yeah. I feel YOUR pain, not hers though. :0)

    My car said it was 107 when I drove out to the barn today (iphone said only 101). Since I stayed the night up at our cabin (it’s at about 6,000 feet so it was very pleasant up there!), it was too hot to ride when I got back into town, but I did want to run out and give them their supplements and fly spray. I felt bad that they were just standing around doing nothing, so I took them both on a walk around the property to graze. I tried to lead them to the grass in the shade, but they didn’t seem to care whether we stood in the sun or the shade. I lasted about 30 minutes.

    California is just hot in the summer, especially anywhere near the central valley. We just learn to live with it, don’t we? LOL

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    1. Yeah, we just sort of chug along… I am looking forward to a 2 day ocean escape with hiking soon, and then later we will flee the heat for a full week to Donner Lake. With that, I will be set to face the desert heat through September 🙂

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  4. I’m rather jealous of you all – it’s doing well to reach low 20s (C) in the UK and it seems to chuck it down whenever I put a foot in a stirrup. Perhaps we could send each other some of our weather and get the perfect temp to rain ratio?!

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