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Re: [RC] pulse question from RC guest - Truman Prevatt

rides2far@xxxxxxxx wrote:

On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 08:42:09 -0600 "Sisu West Ranch" <ranch@xxxxxxxxxxx>

"... 40 or lower after a 4 minute hold seems very unreasonable..."

Not really, UMECRA rules call for a 10 minute p/r. At that time you have to meet 40 or you get a penalty.

My endurance horse with 3000+ miles and 7 100's vets in at 44, always
has. A *far* less talented endurance horse I competed had a resting pulse
of 28. I attribute it to the first horse is awake and anticipating going
down the trail. He likes it. The horse with the lower pulse was not
enthusiastic at all. I think dread lowers the pulse. >g<


My old mare had a 28 resting pulse and would vet in anywhere from 30 to 60 depending on the excitment. Waiting to start a ride she might be over 100 on the HRM which is why I never paid much attention to the HRM till 25 miles.

I think the resting heart rate has more to do with the size of the strok volumn than anything else. But you bring up a good point. Kabot is a good horse. He had no problems with the sport. He was in good shape, but he was at pulse levels where he would have lost points in some CTR's because he "was not fit" according to thier heart rate standard.



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Re: [RC] pulse question from RC guest, rides2far