Sunday, January 13, 2019

Endurance Organizers Sought for Urgent Heart-Rate Study

Horse-canada.com - Full Article

January 11, 2019
by: Pippa Cuckson

Organizers of upcoming FEI endurance rides worldwide are being urged to take part in a trial of lower heart-rate parameters, in a bid to reduce attrition rates.

The trial will take place from February 1 – April 1, giving the FEI’s new “temporary” endurance committee time to review results before the FEI Sports Forum from April 16-17.

But there has already been a setback with the major ride in Fontainebleau, France, declining to participate after “taking into account the many comments of the riders.” The organizer – who has no title-sponsor this time – faced a boycott. Fontainebleau also notes that veterinarians have always had the opportunity to request a re-examination if the horse’s recovery time is too long...

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https://horse-canada.com/horse-news/endurance-organizers-sought-urgent-heart-rate-study/

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