Why do we need to condition our horses? To build stamina and reduce injury risk.
Have your veterinarian confirm your horse is healthy and sound for work. Have your farrier check his feet.
Know your horse’s normal temperature, pulse and respiration. Check thses before and after exercise to determine fitness.
Just like in humans your horses heart rate after exercise returns to normal faster as your horse becomes fitter.
Warm your horse up slowly. Cool him down after work with hand-walking, hosing and fans.
To track your horse’s heart rate you can purchase an Equine Heart Monitor.
- Easy-to-use training computer enables you to exercise your horse within a specific target heart rate zone
- Ideal for leisure riding, basic training and rehabilitation
- Large easy-to-read display, simple one-button functionality, coded transmission, and backlight