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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

Nutritional Demands of Horses in Training

EquiMed Staff

Nutritional Demands of Horses in Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:34

Learn how and why your horse's feeding and watering regime needs to change as its energy requirements grow due to a heavier workload and the metabolic changes …

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 And Conditioning

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

EquiMed Staff

Training Your Horse For More Strength, Power, and Endurance

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:30

When formulating a strength training program for your horse, it is important to determine whether the primary requirement in the muscles is for power or for …

Fitness Tip

Schooling a horse teaches the horse what to do. Conditioning the horse gives it the ability to do what is schooled.

Fitness And Conditioning

Conditioning a Horse for Work after a Layoff

Heather Smith Thomas

Conditioning a Horse for Work after a Layoff

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 5, 2019 09:50

Gradual conditioning enables the horse's body to adapt and develop the ability to handle more work without pushing him too far at once …

fit·ness
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noun
  1. the condition of being physicall fit and healthy.
  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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