Getting Horses Fit

Getting Horses Fit

by Sarah Pilliner, Zoe Davies


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This clear and concise guide to getting horses fit explains the changes that take place in the horse's body during exercise and training. This knowledge may then be used to devise suitable training programmes for most equestrian disciplines.

An essential book for all horse owners, the third edition has been generally updated and includes information regarding the most recent exercise physiology research. The book sets out clear guidelines on the care of the horse before, during and after competition and explains the problems performance horses are likely to encounter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632048113
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/26/2000
Edition description: 3RD
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Achieving Fitness: The aim of training; traditional methods; Part 2: How the Horse Works: The respiratory system; The muscular system; The circulatory system; Bone and hoof structure; The dental system; Part 3: The Performance Horse - Health Problems: Lameness; Metabolic disorders; Respiratory problems; Heat stroke and dehydration; Internal parasites; Part 4: The High Performance Horse - Management and Training: Nutrition of the performance horse; Utilization of nutrients during exercise; Care of the performance horse; Interval training and getting the event horse fit; Fitness for other disciplines; The speedtest and fartlek system; Monitoring fitness; Equine sports physiology; Appendix: A guide to speeds and paces; Glossary

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