Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cross training important for the mind and body of sport horses - Full Article

By Contributor on Aug 21, 2014

Horse owners should not gloss over the importance of mental stimulation in the training of horses, suggests Dr Brianne Henderson, of Ferguson Equine Veterinary Services and Toronto Equine Hospital. In the first part of a series exploring developing the sport horse, she discusses the important benefits of cross training.

Cross training, a strategy commonly used by humans athletes, can deliver the same crucial advantages to sport horses.

As our expectations for our equine partners increase, so should our knowledge of injury prevention and our understanding of the psychology of the equine athlete...

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