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Re: [RC] taking pulses - Natalie Herman

I have used HRM (conveniant...when they work:P) and Steths, but hate steths. I 
have to drag them out of a bag every time I want to check a HR and the earbuds 
hurt my ears, not to mention the loud sounds when I accidently hit something:) 
I LOVE the hand method. I love that I can reach down from the saddle and take a 
look at my watch (or lately, I am pretty good at guestemating it now too 
without a watch) and get a HR. IN fact, one horse I ride, I know when he is 
down, cause when I CAN'T feel it, I know he is down for sure (or he's a walking 
dead zombie...).
Another good trick a friend figured out....on many horses, just look at the 
base of thier neck where it feeds into the chest...in the little "divot" there, 
you can actually see the pulse twitching the skin...I use that when I can't 
feel the pulse or while it is being taken at a PR stop...

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