Ask the Vet – How hard to work a horse in the heat

In this excerpt from the June 2019 episode of Ask the Vet (, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan answer a question from a horse owner wondering whether she is “babying” her horse too much in the hot and humid Florida weather. They discuss ways to cool off your horse, as well as one specific method you should NEVER use to cool down your horse.

Additional reading/watching material:
Ask the Vet – Anhidrosis in horses

Ask the Vet – Fly sheets in humid weather:

Ask the Vet – Exercises for your horse when it’s hot:

Ask the Vet – Rinsing horses after a workout:

Ask the Vet individual topics playlist:

Ask the Vet blogs:

Horse Health Library Videos:

Ask the Vet form:

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