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Re: Tying up
ti -- when you say "two or three days off", do you mean no activity at all?
If horses are in a (let's say), 40 acre pasture that is either gradual up
and down or steep, and they cover quite a few miles everyday in their
pasture -- would you consider that to be "off"? Haven't had any problems
with tying up except with a 1/2 quarter horse mare who was fairly heavily
muscled (original tie-up was probably mainly my fault, but then had to
fight the "tendency" from then on).
> From: Tivers@aol.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: RC: Tieing up
> Date: Friday, February 18, 2000 11:12 AM
> In a message dated 2/18/00 9:50:18 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << Are you saying that she should be worked every day? If this is the
> should she tie-up now rather than say 2 months ago, because her work
> has always been like this. Or is it something to do with her being
> Yes, fitness. Probably has to do with stored muscle glycogen.
> >Sometimes I find training horses for endurance somewhat confusing. For
> long time I've understood that once horses are legged up its not
> to "train" them everyday. Certainly I don't know many endurance riders
> France who ride their horses everyday.>
> That informatino is ancient and incorrect (that fitness lasts forever).
> most horses it is not necessary to train every day, but the fitter they
> the more consistent the daily exercise should be. In a very fit horse,
> three days "off" can be big trouble. When a horse goes into the syndrome,
> then daily, fuel-depleting exercise is necessary for a while.
> >However when I visited Meg Wade in Australia she explained that her
> work 7/7. They are either trained, ponied (either from another horse or
> the back of a quad bike) or just hacked out every single day. She seems
> have good results so perhaps this is the way to go. What do you think?>
> More, properly "periodized" (easy days hard days), is better.
> Keen to learn and not keen to repeat this experience because this is
> potentially a good mare.
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