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A proper cool down is always important, but with summer rides taking place in hot and often humid weather, your horse is more likely to become overheated while working. Make sure to keep an eye on the heat index (combination of temperature and humidity) and tailor your rides accordingly so both you and your horse exercise safely, and always keep an eye on your horse for signs of heat exhaustion, as this is a serious problem. After a ride, follow these general guidelines on how to cool down a horse to ensure your horse is safe and comfortable when you put him back in his stall or pasture this summer:

  1. Walking Cool Down – Spend roughly the last 10-15 minutes of your ride at the walk. Pay attention to how much your horse’s nostrils are flared and how fast his flanks move as he breathes. Bend down and feel his chest and shoulders to check for sweat, an obvious sign of being warm. You should walk until his breathing returns to normal. After you dismount, loosen his girth slightly for the walk back to the barn to make him more comfortable and to begin taking pressure off his back.
  2. Allow Access to Water – Once you’ve untacked, make sure you offer your horse a drink of water. Drinking cool water helps the horse’s temperature lower after a workout and helps avoid dehydration. Make sure to allow water in moderation until the horse is cooled down and breathing has returned to normal.
  3. Hose with Cool Water – Rinsing off a horse with cool water helps to lower his body temperature as heat is absorbed off his body into the water through conduction. Start with hosing his legs so he can become accustomed to the water temperature, then work your way up to his chest and shoulders and then the rest of his body. After hosing, remove excess water from the horse’s body with a sweat scraper. The water you scrape off the horse may feel hot or warm. If this is the case, hose him again and repeat the process until the water scraped off feels cool.
  4. Hand Walk or Graze in Shade – Putting a horse back into his stall while still wet can cause him to heat back up, particularly if the air is still. Allowing your horse to fully or partially dry outside in the shade or in the barn aisle with a fan is the best way to ensure your cooled off horse stays that way. Once his skin feels cool to the touch, he can safely be put back into his stall.
  5. Hold the Grain – While eating grass or hay after a workout is fine in most cases (but be cautious), grain should be held for a while until the horse is completely cool. Once your horse is cooled and breathing normally, grain should be fine. If you are unsure, consult with your veterinarian to determine when grain is ok to feed, and whether allowing grass and hay in the

HyperKewl

If your horse runs hot even when he’s not being exercised, or you live in a hot climate, a cooling blanket such as the HyperKewl™ Evaporative Cooling Horse Blanket can help provide relief while he’s relaxing and at rest. After being submerged in water for a few minutes and having the excess water rung out, this blanket will keep your horse cool for four to six hours.

There may be scenarios where your cool down procedure differs from these guidelines, but this is a great place to start to keep you & your furry friends safe and comfortable!


 

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 Lets take care of our outside pets this summer!   Alright….so it’s that time of year again, where you’re sweating before you even open the front door. It’s super hot out right now and I bet our pets are feeling it just as much as we are. Well, problem solved! Different sizes of cooling dog vests, beds and even some sweet gear for your Horse. Check out the website for sizing and colors.photo-175-640-640-0

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P.s. Remember not to leave pets in the car when you’re not there. It’s an added 20 degrees inside a closed vehicle….Way too hot.


 

 

 


 

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Did you know there are earplugs for almost everything? Sleeping, traveling, Concerts, Work, Sports, Shooting and even Swimming ….WOW!  Mack’s Earplugs offers a variety of different style earplugs, literally something for everyone! Mack’s Ultra earplugs are great for loud concerts, motor sports, sleep, shooting sports, power tools, etc. (High noise reduction rating (NRR) of 32 decibels). Ladies- we didn’t forget, we have some for you too. Mack’s DreamGirl earplugs for sleeping (through the snoring), reading, loud events, music, travel, etc. (Noise reduction rating (NRR) of 30 decibels). Mack’s High Fidelity Earplugs are wonderful for musicians, concerts, jam sessions, nightclubs, sporting events, shop work, etc. they have Unique open-air membrane filter technology that ensures natural sound and comfort while reducing harmful noise (Noise reduction rating (NRR) 12 decibels). Includes 2 comfort tip sizes and 1 set of filters. There are SO many more to choose from, check it out!


 

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It may be hot but the fun doesn’t have to stop. We have plenty of personal cooling products to make it more comfortable to do the things you love with family and friends. Keep your head from burning up with one of our Evaporative Cooling Skull Caps (Provide 5-10 hours of cooling relief per soaking; lightweight and durable) or the Evaporative Cooling Baseball Cap (Provide 5-10 hours of cooling relief per soaking; lightweight and durable, includes mesh vents for air circulation). Check out the other color options, you might just find some other goodies that you like!


The worries of heat stress in the workplace can be a thing of the past thanks to Cool and Hot Technology! Introducing HYPERKEWL Evaporative Cooling Vest and TECHKEWL  Phase Change Cooling Vest that are ANSI Class II Compliant.

High Visibility Safety Apparel is one of the most important pieces of equipment on the job site today. These highly visible vests are the corner stone of traffic safety! This is the reason ANSI Certified vests are mandatory to wear in most construction areas along with hardhats. During summertime workers may be required to work in hot environments for long periods of time. Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments have a high risk of developing heat stress. Long exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. Cool and Hot Technology has many products and accessories that are specifically designed to keep you cool and safe in the most harsh environments. There is no reason to torture yourself anymore, try one today!

 


MOTORCYCLIST TAKE NOTICE, THERE IS A SOLUTION TO KEEPING COMFORTABLE DURING THE SUMMER. For everyone who is die hard about riding a motorcycle in the Summer Heat, you know it can be more then brutal! There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when preping for a ride. Do i have enough water, Did i put sunscreen on, Is it cloudy out, should i wear a long sleeve shirt, do i feel like riding in an oven today? With the HyperKewl Deluxe Sport Vest with Detachable Sleeves that Cool and Hot Technology offers these concerns will be no more. The complete coverage that the vest provides and the cooling relief it delivers while riding a motorcycle is nothing short of amazing! This style is so versatile it gives you the option to remove the full sleeves by just unzipping for those times when you only need the vest. There is nothing more satisfying then cruising the open road cool and comfortable! 

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If you are like many others making the Pilgrimage to Burning Man this year, you know there are many tricks to survive in the desert. Cool and Hot Technology has so many amazing items to offer that will make this years experience much more comfortable than any previous years. Can you imagine being out on the Playa for more than a couple hours and still having ice cold water in your Hydration Back Pack?! Riding your cruiser and not drowning in sweat covered in Playa dust? Since Burning man is just around the corner, we’re in the gifting mood and decided to make a coupon specifically for our family of fellow Burners. Use Coupon Code Burner25 for 25% OFF ANY ONE ITEM!!!!