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Here you will find a lot of information to better understand performance and health measurements as well as tips about racehorse training and well-being.
Weather conditions play a significant role in the performance of racehorses. Whether it’s temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, precipitation or atmospheric pressure, each factor can influence a horse’s performance on the track.
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?
We had the chance to talk to Roxane and Laurent, owners and riders at the Écurie des Carrés, which offers breaking-in, pre-training and sales preparation. They share with us their experience with Equimetre, and how they integrate it into their daily work with horses.
A racehorse’s recovery is one of the main indicators of its state of fitness. Analysed alongside the intensity of the work required, heart rate (HR) is an excellent indicator of the intensity of the effort made by the horse and its recovery after the effort. An optimal state of fitness is shown by the ease with which the horse recovers after exertion.
Our team of Data Success Managers is at your side to help you fully benefit from our Equimetre solution. In this article, you’ll find out a little more about these essential members of our team who support you daily.
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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Health & Science
The horse’s body has three key systems to ensure its proper functioning: the respiratory, cardiovascular and muscular systems.
How do these metabolisms work? What roles do they play in the horse’s body?
The horse’s cardiovascular system allows good blood circulation and ensures oxygen transport. How does the horse improve it?
Thermoregulation in horses is the set of mechanisms that allow them to maintain a desired temperature. How does it work?
In this article, we share the story of Arion, whose training data analysis helped prevent myositis.
Exertional rhabdomyolysis in horses, also known as tying-up, Monday disease or myositis, is defined as a painful muscle disease induced by exercise.
Muscular physiology in the horse athlete is an important factor to study when interested in his training. Indeed, the muscles participate in various functions essential to the horse’s life (breathing, digestion…) and to its adaptation to the surrounding environment. The muscles are part of the different components that contribute to the performance of the horse athlete as they fulfill locomotion purposes: a horse that is ideally muscled will have a better chance of winning a race.
RACEHORSE TRAINING MONITORING
Why should you care about tracking data?
Although the progress made by racecourses in terms of tracking systems is gaining ground, the interpretation of this data is not always obvious. What is a good time? How can this information be used for the morning’s work? Having good keys to interpreting this speed data allows for a finer analysis of speed skills.
Every winter, a new generation of racehorses arrives at the stables. How to follow the evolution of these two-year-olds during their first month of training?
During exercise of varying intensities, the different systems of the horse’s body adapt their functioning. In this article we will look at these changes through the respiratory, cardiovascular and muscular systems.
Data has been increasingly important in the world of sports in recent years. It affects every discipline, including horse racing. As a result, a group of researchers asked the following question: what are the impacts of age and training on Thoroughbreds?
Kissing spines are a common cause of back pain in horses. How can data help to detect and understand this bone disease?
Every trainer and racehorse wants to be the best in the few minutes after the starting gates open. What if we told you that data may help anticipate a horse’s performance, or at the very least give a horse’s trainer and owner more confidence on the racetrack?
EQUINE HEALTH & SCIENCE
Bringing a horse to its maximum potential, while respecting its physical integrity, is a long road. In this article, you will discover why it is perhaps interesting to set up a medical-sportive follow-up, as well as recommendations to optimize its implementation.
Discover the first study to assess the influence of the jockey’s sex on a racehorse’s performance and physiology.
Air quality is an important factor in the development of respiratory diseases. Small changes in daily life can have an impact on your racehorse’s health.
YOUNG RACEHORSES MONITORING
Many physiological and musculoskeletal changes may be seen in young Thoroughbreds as early as the first weeks and months of training.
Broken in and pre-trained, the young horses are ready to start their sporting career and start racing. This first period of work is crucial for the horse’s career. Collecting and analysing data from the very beginning of their training brings many benefits.
Debutant horses symbolise the future champions of horse racing. How can data science assist you in making the most of their first racing experience?
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