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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 Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

EquiMed Staff

Equine Energy, Thermo Regulation, and Electrolyte Balance

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 09:56

Read to learn how energy production, heat and thermo regulation, fluid and electrolyte balance are inter-related in horse conditioning and why a proper balance …

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

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

Katie Navarra

Trail Riding Conditioning for Horse and Rider

by Katie Navarra

April 15, 2017 13:52

Learn about the importance of conditioning for both horse and rider in preparing for trail rides whether they be purely recreational, a break from training, or …

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

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 …

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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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