Content tagged "horse exercise and performance"

Conditioning Your Horse for the Summer

Horses Updated: October 15, 2014

Would you like to learn more about conditioning your horse for the summer? Review the chat summary to see what our experts discussed in a previous web...

Conditioning Horses for Performance

Horses Updated: October 15, 2014

Learn about conditioning programs for horses and preparing them for more intense riding during the spring and summer.

Equine Thermoregulation

Horses Updated: August 09, 2013

Authors: Craig Wood, University of Kentucky; Ashley Griffin, University of Kentucky Thermoregulatory mechanisms in the horse are very important during...

Equine Muscle Fiber Types

Horses Updated: August 09, 2013

In equine athletes, muscle fibers are classified as either slow twitch or fast twitch fibers.Slow twitch, or Type I, fibers are highly oxidative, meaning...

Energy for Equine Performance: Aerobic Metabolism

Horses Updated: August 08, 2013

Aerobic metabolism is dependent on oxygen to break down fuel stores in the horse. Initially, there are limited amounts of oxygen reserves in the body that...

Energy for Equine Performance: Anaerobic Metabolism

Horses Updated: August 08, 2013

A horse’s performance is dependent on a number of factors, including health, nutrition, and environmental temperature. Energy is defined as the capacity to...

Basic Conditioning of the Equine Athlete

Horses Updated: August 08, 2013

Basic conditioning of the equine athlete involves consideration of the event in which the horse will be competing, the level of competition that you expect...

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