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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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The challenges of the horse racing industry

The challenges of the horse racing industry

Horse racing is one of the world’s oldest sports. With the sport trapped inside its conventional framework and developing laws and values, it is clear that this sector is increasingly struggling to adapt, flourish, and progress. What are the horse racing industry’s strengths and weaknesses?

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Muscular physiology in the athletic horse

Muscular physiology in the athletic horse

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.

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RACEHORSE TRAINING MONITORING

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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Locomotion data: what’s in it for the day-to-day work?

Locomotion data: what’s in it for the day-to-day work?

Locomotion data helps us to understand how a horse moves around the track, providing valuable information about its physical ability, fitness and potential. Every horse has its own stride, and the way in which its canter is constructed varies little throughout its life. By looking at the parameters of cadence and amplitude at a fixed speed, we can obtain indications of a horse’s theoretical preferred distance.

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Fitness markers: what should you look for in a racehorse?

Fitness markers: what should you look for in a racehorse?

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.

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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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Speed markers: what are the indicators for a racehorse?

Speed markers: what are the indicators for a racehorse?

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.

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EQUINE HEALTH & SCIENCE

The athletic horse’s medical follow-up: which benefits?

The athletic horse’s medical follow-up: which benefits?

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.

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YOUNG RACEHORSES MONITORING

4 elements to objectivize when training young horses

4 elements to objectivize when training young horses

The arrival of the two-year-olds in the stables is always an exciting and dreamy time for racehorse trainers. Training a two-year-old is the opportunity to detect within his stable a future crack capable of running and winning group races. Discover in this article 4 elements to be objectified during the training of the newly arrived two-year-olds in the stable.

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