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[RC] Pulse Criteria consistent during ride - k s swigart

Lynne said:

I'm sure I'm overlooking something, so please enlighten
me. I completely agree with the pulse criteria being
consistent throughout the ride.

I have been to plenty of rides where the criteria during the ride was 64
and the criteria at the finish was 60.  I had always thought it was
because the weather was such that the vets didn't want the horses
standing around at the vet checks getting cold (or foolish riders trying
to get them to drop more quickly by "cooling" them faster) and keep them
moving and get them back out on the trail, or get down to the business
of eating so they can get back out on the trail.  Whereas at the finish,
this was a non-issue, since the horses weren't going back out on the
trail anyway and there was plenty of time for the horse to recover and
stay warm at the same time.

PS rides have rarely had a HR any different than 60.

And I think (wouldn't swear to it) 20 MT (in the PS) is one that was
like this.

kat
Orange County, Calif.



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