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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 Conditioning Principles

EquiMed Staff

Equine Conditioning Principles

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:09

Learn how to achieve a conditioning and training effect by gradually increasing workload and determining an appropriate diet while considering your horse's …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Strength Training

EquiMed Staff

Equine Strength Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:16

Learn the 3 major training goals for your horse and how riding up and down hills and walking through water will help condition your horse in all three areas …

Fitness And Conditioning

Passive Stretching in the Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Passive Stretching in the Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 14, 2017 12:59

Learn how passive stretches differ from active stretches and what you should know before trying passive stretching techniques on your horse …

Fitness Tip

Conditioning helps strengthen the upper airways of the horse (nostrils, pharynx and larynx). Horses that have a slight respiratory noise at the beginning of conditioning often lose it as they get fitter.

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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