Team FLAIR’s Helen Perry and her Endurance horses are competing in Europe and the UK this summer. Helen reports some interesting heart rates. FLAIR® Strips and Endurance — a perfect fit!
Last weekend Jay completed his first 80km with ease, he was the only one in that class, so I guess we where first & last! He went from strength to strength getting faster every loop! Presenting with great times to the vet, taking us just under 2 minutes, every time. And had enough energy when he got home, to go off jumping and bucking around the paddock, like he hadn’t done a thing!
This weekend we were in Scotland, I had my warmblood x Arab mare there… But the most surprising thing this weekend was her heart rates! We came in off the first loop in 2nd last place and she jumped into 3rd place in the vet gate (due to quick presentation times) with a heart rate of 56. Then on the 2nd loop she came off course in 3rd place still, but jumped into 1st place, again with her quick vet time, and this time with a heart rate of 52! One of my crew was staring at disbelief that a horse of her size & frame could vet so quickly, and it was very hot too! I’m still amazed at her too. ~ Helen Perry