Handlers keep horses cool at Old Fort Days Rodeo
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Handlers keep horses cool at Old Fort Days Rodeo

August 10, 2019


GETTING INTO THE 90
YUNA: OLD FORT DAYS RODEO IS
BACK IN TOWN W. TEMPERATURES IN
THE 90s THIS WEEK, COMPETITORS
ARE PAYING CLOSE TO ATTENTION TO
THEIR HORSES TO BE SURE THEY ARE NOT OVERHEATING. MEGHAN KEE HAS BEEN LIVE AT THE
PARK TELLING US HOW HANDLERS ARE
KEEPING THE HORSES COOL. MEGHAN, ARE YOU WITH LIEUTENANT
DAN AGAIN? MEGHAN: YOU KNOW, WE’RE HAVING
FUN OUT HERE AT THE OLD FORT
DAYS RODEO. IN FACT, KENDRA DICKSON AND HER
HORSE, LIEUTENANT DAN, TRAVELED
THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM TEXAS TO
BE HERE AND COMPETE IN THE
RODEO. LIEUTENANT DAN WILL COMPETE IN
MISSOURI IN A FEW DAYS THERE IS
MORE THAT GOES INTO THIS THAN
FUN AND GAMES. THEY PREPARE AND HAVE DIFFERENT
TECHNIQUES THEY DO TO ENSURE
HORSES ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF
WELL AND PROPERLY HYDRATED. IN FACT, WHAT LIEUTENANT DAN IS
EATING IS MINERALS, ORGANIC
MINERALS TO ENSURE HE IS HEALTH
AND HE HYDRATED. WE KNOW THEY USED A LOT OF
DIFFERENT TRICKS HERE AND
ARRIVED IN EARLY HOURS OF THE
MORNING TO ENSURE IT IS COOL
TIME OF THE DAY AND THEY
ACTUALLY RIDE AT NIGHT, AS WELL, WHEN IT IS COOL, AS WELL. SHE KEEPS HER HORSES IN SHADY
SPOTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND
FANS IN THEM TO KEEP THEM COOL. THEY HAVE AN ELECTROLYTE PASTE
TO KEEP THE HORSES FEELING GOOD. THEY TREAT THEIR HORSES LIKE
PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES.>>HORSES LIKE THIS HAVE A TEAM
OF GREAT VETERINARIANS,
SPECIALIZED VETERINARIANS FOR
PERFORMANCE HORSES, THEY HAVE
THERAPISTS AND EQUINE SPORTS
THERAPISTS, CHIROPRACTORS, THE HORSES GO TO SWIM CLASSES, WORK
OUT LIKE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE,
THEY GET STRETCHED, MASSAGED
AND. PAERRED AND ABOVE AND BEYOND AS
MUCH AS WE CAN TO ENSURE WE HAVE
CARDS STACKED IN OUR FAVOR FOR
SUCCESS.>>THAT WAS PERFECT.>>THIS IS THE ELECTROLYTE PASTE
I WAS TALKING ABOUT THEY USE TO
FEED THE HORSES AND BE SURE THEY
ARE HYDRATED. THIS IS A WATER FILTER THEY USE,
WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO DIFFERENT
CITIES, SOMETIMES DEPENDING ON
QUALITY OF THE WATER, HORSES
MIGHT NOT DR

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