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[RC] Shed light on Kat's log book confusion - Alexa Olney

I did not read the original so I don't know what all it entailed.  I do know 
how ever that you can know your recoveries to within the second.  This is what 
we who have worked as ride volunteers do when taking pulses.  A half a second 
can make a difference.  When you take a pulse you count how many beats for 15 
sec if there are 15 beats in those 15 sec then you multiply by 4 which would be 
a whole minute so that gives you your 60 bpm (beats per min.).  That is what 
pulse criteria is about so a 64 you would count 16 beats in 15 sec and so on 
and so forth.  Now a whole beat is a "thump thump" so you may have an extra 
half beat at the end of the count which technically means you are not down yet 
you are still 2 bpm high if you are using 64 for example then you would be a 
66. I think what they are trying to say is if the horses heart rate is high 
consistently after a certain amount of work or if after more conditioning it 
comes down faster.  Just thought I
could help shed some light.  I learned to take pulses at a very young age 
(about 8) so I thought I could explain it well.  Hope this helped.




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