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Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

The cardiovascular system can be compared to a huge orchestra, and the presence of any structural defect can alter the functioning of the system and throw the orchestra out of harmony. A heart murmur is added to the initially audible heartbeat and becomes a false note in the orchestra, requiring the trainer to intervene on several levels.

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Equine Data Revolution: Insights from Dr. Michelle Nihei

Equine Data Revolution: Insights from Dr. Michelle Nihei

The 8th edition of the Cauthen Seminar, on January 22, 2023, explored the convergence of horse racing, training philosophy, and advanced data science. Dr. Michelle Nihei, a distinguished racehorse trainer and Ph.D., delivered a compelling presentation shedding light on “Hoofprints and Philosophy” – Perspectives from Racing and Training.

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Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

The cardiovascular system can be compared to a huge orchestra, and the presence of any structural defect can alter the functioning of the system and throw the orchestra out of harmony. A heart murmur is added to the initially audible heartbeat and becomes a false note in the orchestra, requiring the trainer to intervene on several levels.

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Breaks in racehorses: how to proceed?

Breaks in racehorses: how to proceed?

The break in a racehorse is a period of rest. With performance being the key to success, the importance of a proper break for horses may arise. In this article, we will explore in detail the concept of the ‘break’ in racehorses and explain why it is a crucial element in maximising their performance.

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Muscle memory in the athletic horse

Muscle memory in the athletic horse

During training, the horse engages what is known as his muscle memory, so that his muscles are able to carry out the effort almost automatically. However, the source of this memory is not in the muscle, but in the brain.

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Conditioning of the athletic horse

Conditioning of the athletic horse

The conditioning of the athletic horse takes place through physiological changes. During training, the body adapts to the loads applied to his various skeletal, muscular and cardiovascular systems.
How do these different systems adapt? What is the purpose of their conditioning?

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Conditioning vs training: what are the differences in horses?

Conditioning vs training: what are the differences in horses?

Conditioning and training are terms that could be confused. Although both terms lead to an improvement in the horse’s abilities, they do not have the same effects on the horse. This article explains the principle of conditioning and its effects, as well as those of training.

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The acid-base balance during exercise

The acid-base balance during exercise

During exercise, the acid-base balance of the horse’s body is perturbed. By using more oxygen and energy, his metabolism produces waste products that acidify his body. The body then naturally regulates its pH level in order to maintain this acid-base balance. How does the horse’s acid-base balance work during exercise?

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RACEHORSE TRAINING MONITORING

Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

Heart murmur and performance: are they compatible?

The cardiovascular system can be compared to a huge orchestra, and the presence of any structural defect can alter the functioning of the system and throw the orchestra out of harmony. A heart murmur is added to the initially audible heartbeat and becomes a false note in the orchestra, requiring the trainer to intervene on several levels.

read more
The role of data in racehorse pre-training

The role of data in racehorse pre-training

Racehorse pre-training increases the likelihood of success on the track. To maximize the performance of young athletes, racehorse trainers understand the necessity of developing muscle strength, boosting general fitness, and providing proper ground work.

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EQUINE HEALTH & SCIENCE

Equine welfare: a major challenge for the racing industry

Equine welfare: a major challenge for the racing industry

Horse racing has a long history and a strong cultural tradition in many parts of the world. However, today’s horse racing industry faces a major challenge: combining the excitement and emotion of competition with equine welfare. A number of initiatives are being implemented to promote more responsible practices, such as retirement and retraining programs and stronger doping restrictions.

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The role of data in racehorse pre-training

The role of data in racehorse pre-training

Racehorse pre-training increases the likelihood of success on the track. To maximize the performance of young athletes, racehorse trainers understand the necessity of developing muscle strength, boosting general fitness, and providing proper ground work.

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Equine Data Revolution: Insights from Dr. Michelle Nihei

Equine Data Revolution: Insights from Dr. Michelle Nihei

The 8th edition of the Cauthen Seminar, on January 22, 2023, explored the convergence of horse racing, training philosophy, and advanced data science. Dr. Michelle Nihei, a distinguished racehorse trainer and Ph.D., delivered a compelling presentation shedding light on “Hoofprints and Philosophy” – Perspectives from Racing and Training.

read more