Sensible Recovery Strategies for Equine Athletes
Don’t leave your horse hanging after a long ride or horse show
You’ve done your homework training and conditioning your horse. Months of progressively steady improvements in cardiovascular fitness have transformed him into a strapping specimen. He’s performing at his peak, the competitive season is now underway, and you have high hopes for his performance.
You’ve just exited the arena after an exceptional ride. Now what—do you let him eat and drink to his heart’s content? Does he need to be rinsed off? Do you throw him on the trailer and get him home to rest as soon as possible?
Read on to find out how you should care for your athlete in the minutes to days following a competition to keep him in good
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