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Re: RC: Horses that quit

In a message dated 12/10/99 6:57:44 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

<< I'm interested to know of the horses that "quit" was there any
 indication on the HRM with slightly elevated readings, maybe, that
 something was going on?  >>

Depends on why they quit, Tina.  In some cases, they can't maintain an 
"ideal" HR without slowing down.  In horses that are extremely 
overconditioned, often their HR is LOWER than normal because they are losing 
the metabolic mechanisms to tell their hearts to speed up to supply the 
body's needs.  In almost all cases, though, the HR will "hang" at a certain 
point--it may be an "acceptable" recovery point (such as 60) but there tends 
to be what I call a failure of "progressive recovery" on down to normal at 
rest.  (That's not much help on the trail, though.)


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