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[RC] Pulse Rates - Dream Weaver

At 06:36 PM 1/12/2007, you wrote:
  Jay Randle said:
  "ALL horses must pulse down to 60bpm within 30 minutes of completion
of each subsequent leg of the ride, including the finish.  The entire
Veterinary examination takes place at the 30 minute mark in each case, too."
    All that and they keep log books too. How DO they do it?    Dr Q

I'd be willing to bet that most of our horses are doing that already, without it being a rule.

It is a no brainer that a horse should be down to 68 or less in a half an hour. Or even a lower rate, as many rides have been doing. I just don't see how it can be implemented universally due to the various logistics of some rides. Once you start having exceptions then we need to find a different solution as the rule becomes meaningless. Then you also have the variables since the system isn't universal - some rides are using 60 or lower for final criteria and others 68. I think that it should all be the same based upon parameters considered to be safe for the horse, as established by the vet committee. .

I think the logbooks are pretty cool and I'd be willing to use them. I'd be okay with it as long as I didn't have to bring along an entire horses history of logbooks and could just bring the current one. ;)



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