Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns
There are numerous things to consider when transporting horses during the summer. What worries you the most when you have to take a trip with your horse in the summer heat? We asked our readers just that in last week’s online poll. More than 500 people responded and we’ve tallied the results!
Of the 502 respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern when transporting horses during hot weather is keeping the horses from overheating. Another 103 individuals (21%) are most concerned about keeping their horses hydrated, and 69 people (14%) worry most about keeping horses calm and cool. An additional 68 respondents (14%) are most concerned about providing adequate ventilation while transporting horses, and the remaining 38 respondents (8%) have other concerns not mentioned in the poll.
Additionally, more than 40 people shared comments about their concerns while transporting horses during hot weather. Many said they’re concerned about all of the choices mentioned, while other shared specific
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