So what do we equestrians do when we want to ride, but it is ten thousand degrees outside with 100% percent humidity and there is almost no shade? We ride at dawn! Or at least I do.
The older I get, the less tolerant I am of temperature extremes. I get completely stiff and achy in the dead of Winter. I feel dizzy, faint and nauseous in the heat of Summer. Neither state is conducive to riding. For his part, Shiloh seems to be like “If you must ride me at all, I do best in 70 degree weather with a few clouds and a light breeze” kind of horse.
Long story short, riding early on a hot day works for both of us.