“The idea with interval training is that you’ll be teaching the horse’s muscles to cope with anaerobic exercise, that is, how to deal with lactic acid in the muscle cells. Be careful that you don’t overdo this interval training, because you run the risk of swinging those slow-twitch, high oxidative muscles to become fast-twitch muscles. All you’re interested in doing, is being able to cope with those short bursts of speed from time to time without depleting your horse entirely.” Source: quote from Endurance Riding by Kristene Smuts, Part 3, Section1. Full document here.
Read about Interval Training at Horse & Hound here.
Karen Chaton talks about it on her blog here.
Interval Training for Explosive Horse Power from Equi-med here.
Priming Equine Energy Systems from The Horse read it here.
Scientific Principles for Conditioning Race & Performance Horses. Read it at Texas A& M University document here.
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