Hot weather pervades my place, but it also falls across so many regions this summer. Colorado suffers this season with wildfires close to Colorado Springs.
My gelding, Star, sweats in temperatures during the day that come in at 100, 102, 108 deg. Rains have fallen this spring so there is green and wildfires are negligible. But, Star got water spray today. After an hour of his nuzzling the spray and standing over the water, I shut it off.
His hooves were trimmed yesterday and like cutting our fingernails close to the quick, he was stiff today in walking to the hay bin, so, I turned the sprinkler on to cool him and to soften the earth upon which he walks. My water comes from a water cooperative, the Barton Creek Cooperative. I’ll spend a few more dollars this summer and turn the sprinkler on for Star.