Anhidrosis in Horses: Rio Doesn’t Sweat

Anhidrosis in horses can be a real betch. My family used to have a pony with it, and she spent the summers in a large stall (that was open to the pasture) with a misting system and multiple large industrial fans. Unfortunately, I am facing the fact that Rio also has a real problem with sweating.


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This is me, for the rest of the summer


Last summer in Texas was fine. Hot? Yes. But it didn’t really get stupid hot until mid July, and even then I avoided the worst of it by riding in the evening at about 7:30 or so. I honestly kept thinking last summer how it wasn’t that bad. Really.


This summer? I am already dying. Rio is dying. We are are dying together. It was first noticed last summer that Rio doesn’t sweat very well, but it honestly never became a huge issue. Like I mentioned, it wasn’t too hot in Dallas for most of the summer, and I avoided the worst of it by riding as the sun was well on it’s way down. We put him on One AC and called it good.

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