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Why monitoring your horse’s heart rate is important Heart rate is the most reliable indicator of your horse’s condition when used before, during, and after exercise. Since the cardiovascular system is responsible for delivering blood to the muscles and removing by-products of metabolism, it is central to the horse’s musculoskeletel system’s ability to function. In...
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Whatever your riding discipline is, and whatever your age, I found that the tips made a nice conversion into tips for success with rider fitness. This month, we'll cover what these nine tips can mean for your workout- and body care- success.
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If you’ve never thought about entering an Endurance ride or Competitive Trail ride, these videos might convince you to try it. Do you dream of spending all day with your horse? Do you love discovering new trails and taking on the challenge of varied terrain? Do you believe that there’s no such thing as too...
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Even out in the great wide-open there are things we horse owners can do to reduce our impact on the environment and take care of natural resources.
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We get SO many questions about electrolytes, and over the years with our horses have made so many mistakes (that we wish others to avoid), and in recent years have learned so much by working with veterinarians and top competitors in Beyond the Basics AERC Clinics, that I thought it would be good to share...
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Oh So Hot To help you understand the risks, let’s start by looking at the basic mechanisms that help your horse cool down—and how those cooling strategies are compromised when he’s locked in a box.
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Most horse owners are pretty comfortable with the basics of cooling off their horses. But what does it really mean, physiologically speaking, to say that your horse is “cooled out”?
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A U.S. Equestrian Team veterinarian who has overseen the shipping of horses to six Olympic Games shares what steps to take before, during, and after a long-distance trailer ride. Posted by Alayne Blickle | Jun 12, 2019 | Steps to take before, during, and after a long-distance trailer ride Many owners ship horses all over...
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As with a human athlete, the success of a fitness and conditioning program for your horse is based on the horse's body's adaptive response to the stress of exercise.
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Most distance riders spend a significant chunk of time and energy thinking about our conditioning schedule. In fact, some of us chart it, map it, and scrutinize it. Speed, distance, terrain, heart rates, reverse splits – many of us have a strategy that would make Lance Armstrong proud. But how often do we think about...
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