Interval Training For Conditioning the Event Horse
In the sport of Eventing, ensuring that our horses are truly fit for our level of competition is one of the best ways to prevent unnecessary injuries. When a horse's muscles become fatigued, the strain on their tendons and ligaments increases significantly. A single misstep that results in serious injury can be far more likely to happen. ALL of the horse's structures are vulnerable to overuse injuries from fatigue. Having the horse truly fit for the job required greatly mitigates the risk.
Interval training is the safest way to develop the horse's ability to do more work over longer periods of time, as it helps to prevent fatigue and a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. Read on to learn all about it, and how to use it to better prepare your horses for hard work!