We won’t be breaking any weather records.

   Today, finally we got a break from the weather. As I was leaving work, I noticed the temp from my iphone. It was only 89 degrees. For the last 40 days it’s been over 100 and most days near 105. I arrived home about 600pm  and immediately grabbed some dinner. I changed into something more comfortable and headed for the barn. I haltered all the horse, hitched them up and gave them a good brushing. The effects of summer are all over them. They have scrapes, rubbed places and Handsomes tail looks as though we cut it off from him itching his tail on the fences. I applied Corona all over the dry areas, fly sprayed them and turned them back out. They loved the attention. Earlier in the season, we had the Vet inject them with an allergy shot. It helped considerably. I don’t know, when I’ve ever seen the summer quite so brutal on the horses skin and coat. Their manes and tails aren’t as pretty as in the past either. We try not to brush or comb them as often, being careful not to pull the hair out. When I do brush, I bath them and apply conditioner.

 

The pictures tell the unsightly story of what a long hot summer can do, in spite of trying to protect them from the elements.

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