• Equines and Summer Heat
    Equines and Summer Heat
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    Hydration is particularly important during the summer.

    Hydration is particularly important during the summer.

    With high temperatures and high humidity we can put our horses at risk when we ride. Long summer days give us lots of daylight hours, but the summer also brings a lot of heat. Fresh, cool, clean water is always of utmost importance in the summer, and cooling off our equines should also be a priority. Can it, however, be too hot to ride? Yes! Riding in heat indexes exceeding 180′ can be dangerous for you and your horse, donkey, or mule. 

    The following is a guideline to use when we ride.

    Determine the Heat Index for Horses using the following formula:

    Temperature (F) plus % humidity minus wind speed.

    Example:    Temperature 97 degrees (F)

    + Humidity    80 percent

    Index        177

    Minus wind speed     10 MPH

    Total index    167

    Index less than 130, no restrictions assuming adequate hydration

    Index 131-165, use caution, some cooling procedures should be available such as utilizing shade, being able to rinse with a cool bath. Use electrolytes.  Riding limited to 4 hours

    Index 166-180, use extreme caution, electrolytes should be administered often, shade and cooling rinse should be sought ASAP.  It is recommended this index range be avoided if at all possible. If not, maximum 2 hours

    Index over 180, DO NOT RIDE!

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  • BVDRC News
    BVDRC News
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    Meetings are every month on the second Thursday. The EVENING meetings (6 pm) are held on EVEN months. The LUNCH meetings (noon) are held on ODD months. They are held at the IHOP on Earl Rudder Fwy. BUT, please check the calendar before attending because some monthly meetings are held during weekend events instead.

    2018 Officers

    President: Mike Dodd

    Vice President: Lisa Robertson

    Secretary: Christi Hendricks

    Treasurer: Lee Fuermann

    Board Members At Large: Tess Villareal, Penny Thomas, and Cat Cook

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  • Horsemen’s Market Day
    Horsemen’s Market Day
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    Save the Date:

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    Come out to the Brazos County Expo Complex-

    East Pavilion

    Address: 5927 Leonard Rd

    Bryan, TX 77807

    Doors open at 8am for shoppers and close at 2pm.

    Buy, Sell, and Trade All Things Equine!

    No live animals on site.


    Click the pictures below for full size, printable versions of the Registration Form and FAQ:

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Registration Form:



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