An index of the environmental thermal load imposed on exercising horses and riders by hot weather conditions.

@article{Schroter1995AnIO,
  title={An index of the environmental thermal load imposed on exercising horses and riders by hot weather conditions.},
  author={Robert C. Schroter and David J. Marlin},
  journal={Equine veterinary journal. Supplement},
  year={1995},
  volume={20},
  pages={16-22}
}
There is a need to determine objectively the environmental heat load imposed on horses competing to an international standard in 3-day-events in environments where there is likely to be a high level of radiation added to high ambient temperatures and relative humidity; the presently used FEI 'Comfort Index' is severely limited in its applicability. It is proposed that the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Index be used. This index was originally established for man exercising strenuously under… CONTINUE READING