Indoor Exercise In Winter

Training programs often are affected by cold, rainy weather or deep snow during the winter, but the primary concern when planning a wintertime workout is the footing that your horse will encounter. Although winter weather brings

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Training programs often are affected by cold, rainy weather or deep snow during the winter, but the primary concern when planning a wintertime workout is the footing that your horse will encounter. Although winter weather brings the environmental challenges of wind, cold rain, and cold temperatures, it is not these conditions that often prevent a scheduled workout, but the frozen or icy surface on which you must ride.


The use of a covered arena, a high-speed treadmill, or a horse exerciser offers an opportunity to control the exercise environment to some extent and to gain control over the footing, no matter what Mother Nature dishes out.






Treadmill exercise
ANNE M. EBERHARDT


Treadmill training offers an effective means of exercise and an efficient means of monitoring a training program

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Mimi Porter lives in Lexington, Ky., where she has practiced equine therapy since 1982. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as an athletic trainer at the University of Kentucky. Porter authored The New Equine Sports Therapy

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