Horses need to beat the heat, too - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Horses need to beat the heat, too

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - We are under a heat advisory as we expect potentially record setting temperatures Saturday. A Lee County equestrian center is making sure their horses are protected from the heat.

Pinona is taking it easy in today's south Georgia heat. "We been preparing for this for about a week," said Norma Karst of Star K Equestrian Center.

Karst owns Star-K equestrian center in Leesburg. She's been watching the weather to make sure her horses are taken care of properly. "It's very life threatening if you don't keep them hydrated," said Karst.

Most of South Georgia is under a heat advisory until 8 tonight. Karst uses fans, shade and plenty of water for her horses. "We give them a lot of electrolytes. Year 'round we give them salt mineral block which they need to keep hydrated."

Karst says the normal body temperature for a horse runs about 100 degrees. But when its this hot, she takes extra precaution. "We usually turn the out early in the morning and we start bringing them in depending on the heat advisory around 1 and 2pm."

Karst has 58 horses that she trains, boards and competes with. But they won't be doing much work until it cools down. "They are actually kept at rest. We don't want them over extending themselves, where they sweat more and get in trouble."

Karst says it's important to pay attention to any animal for signs of dehydration during extra hot days.

Copyright  2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany club raffles off truck at 25th Annual Spring Sportsman's Banquet

    Albany club raffles off truck at 25th Annual Spring Sportsman's Banquet

    Thursday, April 26 2018 7:53 PM EDT2018-04-26 23:53:41 GMT
    Mery Acres sign where the auction will be held (Source: WALB)Mery Acres sign where the auction will be held (Source: WALB)
    Mery Acres sign where the auction will be held (Source: WALB)Mery Acres sign where the auction will be held (Source: WALB)

    The Artesian City Sertoma Club hosted the 25th Annual Spring Sportsman's Banquet and auctioned off a new truck Thursday night.

    More >>

    The Artesian City Sertoma Club hosted the 25th Annual Spring Sportsman's Banquet and auctioned off a new truck Thursday night.

    More >>
  • PCOM breaks ground in Moultrie

    PCOM breaks ground in Moultrie

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:15 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:15:06 GMT
    Ground being broken in Moultrie on the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine (Source: WALB)Ground being broken in Moultrie on the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine (Source: WALB)
    ground being broken in Moultrie (Source: WALB)ground being broken in Moultrie (Source: WALB)

    Members of the community, partners and representatives were all in attendance Thursday morning to see the groundbreaking for the new home of the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

    More >>

    Members of the community, partners and representatives were all in attendance Thursday morning to see the groundbreaking for the new home of the Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

    More >>
  • Heroes Among Us: Warren Robinson

    Heroes Among Us: Warren Robinson

    Thursday, April 26 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-04-26 22:02:29 GMT
    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself, until 2017. (Source: WALB)Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself, until 2017. (Source: WALB)
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself. That is, until last year.

    More >>

    Vietnam veteran Warren Robinson, of Lenox, mostly kept his war stories to himself. That is, until last year.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly