Is Your Horse at Risk for Dehydration?
When it’s hot out, exercise and other stressors can lead to dangerous dehydration. Horses generate a tremendous amount of heat in their bodies when they exercise or when they are stressed.
Riding can lead to dehydration when a horse is unable to rehydrate adequately during and after exercise. The same holds true when a horse is shipped or put in a stressful situation that causes reduced water intake and sweating.