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How to Measure Your Horse's Fitness using a Heart Monitor

EquiMed Staff

How to Measure Your Horse's Fitness using a Heart Monitor

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 14:55

Learn why measuring your horse's fitness using a heart monitor is important and how to use the information as a benchmark as fitness increases by keeping good …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Fitness and Physiology

EquiMed Staff

Equine Fitness and Physiology

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 15:56

Learn about the five major physiological systems of your horse that will strengthen as a result of physical conditioning and how that will contribute to its …

Fitness And Conditioning

Interval Training For Explosive Horse Power

Jennifer M. Keeler

Interval Training For Explosive Horse Power

by Jennifer M. Keeler

April 14, 2017 13:14

Read to learn why horsemen often use the technique called "interval training" to help provide a winning edge in equine performance …

Fitness And Conditioning

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Training and Conditioning Your Equine Athlete

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 15, 2017 14:00

Active horses benefit from a structured program to get and keep them into good condition. Learn the basics in this article by Dr. Eldridge …

Fitness Tip

Calculate the heat index by adding the temperature (degrees F) + Humidity (%). If 130-150, hose down the horse after exercise. If 150-160, also limit exercise and monitor vital signs. If more than 160, take extreme caution to avoid overheating.

Fitness And Conditioning

Conditioning the Young Green Horse

Heather Smith Thomas

Conditioning the Young Green Horse

by Heather Smith Thomas

February 16, 2020 19:33

Every green horse needs a gradually-increasing fitness program to bring heart, lungs, muscles, tendons and joints to optimum strength before long rides or …

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  2. the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular task or role.
  3. an organism's ability to survive and reproduce in a particular environment.
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