I had a look at the weather from yesterday. Average humidity was 90% and it looks like it peaked in late morning. Combined with the actual temperature high of 30C, that put the heat index up to something astronomically unreasonable. So I guess that explains why Dressy and I got so overheated. I still feel awful today. Waves of nausea coming and going. Yuck. I guess I had a bit of heat stroke.
Dressy seems to be fine. She’s hanging out in the barn, keeping Twister company. Last week, Twister did something to his eye, and now has a nasty scratch. So although he’s healing up, he is being kept in during the day so the sunlight doesn’t irritate it. Dressy stays in the stall next to him during the day, and King at night. They have a fan blowing on them, and it’s considerably cooler in there than outside. Dressy was napping in the breeze the last time I checked.
I just withdrew my entry for Coates Creek ride, which is coming up in two weeks. I will just wait until the cooler weather of the fall to go to another ride. Dressy doesn’t do so well in heat, and I think I’m probably worse than she is. This is supposed to be fun after all, right?