Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's/HR jump - Lysane Cree

No I wasn't climbing. We were on flat terrain. Throughout the day I had been mainly trotting but doing some cantering and her heart rate would drop lower at the canter than at the trot, but I didn't do a ton of cantering because she is not used to doing it for really long periods of time. So at this point, I asked her to canter and she did, but felt tired, and that is when her heart rate jumped to 200. I pulled her back to a walk and it did hang there for several seconds before working its way back down. So I didn't think it was a monitor problem. But it sure freaked me out. We walked and slow jogged it back in to camp and the rest of the time the monitor had normal readings. There was one last climb near the end - not too steep but a long hill - and we walked up it slowly and her heart rate stayed around 140 if I remember right, no more spiking at all. At the end of the CTR, we have a pulse taken four minutes after our arrival time and then pulse and vetting 30 minutes later. She seemed perfectly fine at this point, drinking and very concentrated on eating. At the 30 minutes, all of her metabolics were good but she was off on a circle on the left hind. I don't know if it's possible that the spike happened because something hurt at that moment, but that the actual lameness only showed up once she had stopped moving and cooled down?? 

I hadn't really thought about it like that until now :)



----- Original Message ----
From: sherman <sherman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 12:16:46 PM
Subject: [RC] New incentive to enter 100's/HR jump

I’m curious about the jump in HR Lysane. Were you climbing at a fast pace? The reason I ask is that whenever my HR monitor showed a sudden jump in BPM it was NEVER a true reading, but a sensor not quite in the right place, very often a loose girth causes lose of contact and the BPM being registered will be irrationally high. I’ve had very tired horses too, but that was usually indicated by a delayed drop in HR between 74 and 60 BPM, not a sudden jump out on the trail. Just something to think about.





I did my first 50s this past summer. The first was a 50 CTR. My goal was simply to finish. About 2 miles from the finish, my horse's heart rate jumped to 200 and took a few seconds to come back down.


Now with a new friend-happy design! Try the new Yahoo! Canada Messenger