The caption to this photograph reads:
“Hank, a quarter horse, stays close to a fan to keep cool inside a barn at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Thursday in Springfield, Ill. Dangerously warm conditions are in the forecast for the Midwest over the next few days. Hank will participate this weekend in the Western American Quarter Horse Association Competition. Image Credit: Seth Perlman/AP.” (Photo via the Christian Science Monitor).
Of course it wouldn’t occur to anyone to cancel at least some of the more strenuous events because of the heat or to competitors not take part. It would be so disappointing. Hank is no youngster either. -Ed.