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Re: [RC] pulse - Heidi Smith

Yes, but my point is, It Doesn't Mean That He Has Not Recovered!!!  He
spent the last 1/2 hour at 40 -44.

I realize that.  By the same token, the horses that spike back up over a
little bit of excitement are causing themselves more stress, and are
nonetheless a cause for concern, even if they HAVE in essence "recovered."

I never did consider setting a pulse criterion for an exit exam, although
I'm pretty leery of sending ANY horse back out that is not at least at or
below the ride's pulse criterion.  What I DO think is needed with exit
pulses is to caution the rider, and to pay particular attention to other
parameters, if they are high.  Also, an exit pulse that is higher than in
the 40's is an alarm bell that would lead me to doing a CRI, even if I was
not routinely doing them for all horses at that point.


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RE: [RC] pulse, Alison Farrin