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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

Effects of Equine Conditioning

EquiMed Staff

Effects of Equine Conditioning

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:25

Learn how your horse's body adapts to the challenges of conditioning with incremental increases in intensity and duration, and how the horse's fitness and …

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

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

EquiMed Staff

Using the Counter Canter To Build Your Horse's Strength

by EquiMed Staff

April 15, 2017 15:02

The counter canter means the horse is cantering on a circle going left and the rider deliberately makes the horse canter with the right canter lead, so the …

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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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