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[RC] Speaking of hearts...... - Angie Fura

I'm trying to figure out what a normal working heart rate is for both of my horses.  I have one horse, Khasey, who trots out at 99-110 on level, easy terrain.  My other horse, Sabre, will average 120-135 on the same terrain.  Both are trained and fed the same.  This difference puzzles me.  I try to keep them under 160 on rides, both conditioning and competition.  I'm wondering if that number should be different for Sabre, who averages higher. 
Can anyone help me understand what's driving this difference and if there is anything different I should be doing in my riding program? 
For context, Khasey is thin boned and petite, around 900 pounds.  Sabre is about 1000, but thicker/wider in his chest and barrel. 

Angie Fura


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