Sunday, when I rode Harley, he had nothin'. And I really mean nothin'. I never thought I'd hope for a forward horse, but he was dragging it hard. I was happy for some nice transitions on light contact in the hunt saddle, but he wasn't hurrying anywhere. It wasn't super hot - he was up first, before Mo. The heat is just really kicking him down. I've made some SmartPak changes as a result. Harley's off the MedVet 4in1, and on SmartFlex Maintenance, and SmartEnergy. All the reports are the Energy gives them a boost without peeling crazy off the stalls. Takes about a week to work, and it should arrive tomorrow.
Besides that, I don't think we need to ride. If we do, the walk will be fine, thanks. Check out this weather "Special Statement" for today:
HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 105 AND 109 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED TODAY...
THE COMBINATION OF WARM TEMPERATURES AND HIGH DEWPOINTS WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES BETWEEN 105 AND 109 DEGREES TODAY. RESIDENTS WITH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES PLANNED ARE URGED TO DRINK PLENTY OF WATER... WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING... AND TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS FROM THE HEAT
I don't need to ride hard, what do you think?