For anyone with horses, a heatwave is probably a mixed blessing. On the one hand holidaying in the UK is better than usual, although very popular: at one stage it was reported that Devon and Cornwall were “full”. At home BBQs were put to very good use. For our horses many owners were spared the normal summer UK cycle of putting them out and getting them in and wondering whether to put on a light rain sheet. On the downside, the hard ground meant many people's training was interrupted and some events were also cancelled due to hard ground . . .
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