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 The summer months in Australia are normally hot and dry. In hot weather, especially in some northern areas where the tropical heat and high humidity combine, the ambient heat in the air can reduce the ability of a horse to lose heat absorbed. How do horses absorb heat in hot weather? Horses absorb heat directly from the sun, the surrounding hot air and heat reflection from the ground during the hot parts of the day, particularly in temperatures above 35°C. Ponies, miniatures and foals are likely to absorb more heat from the ground surface, especially bare ground as their legs...

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