Saturday, August 02, 2014

Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind - Full Article

By Equine Guelph
Jul 31, 2014

Can cross-training, popular with human athletes, have the same beneficial effects to our equine athletes?

“Whether it be a football player studying ballet or a dressage horse learning to work cows, cross-training is a central pillar to athletic success and longevity,” said Brianne Henderson, BVMS, MRCVS, of the Ferguson Equine Veterinary Services and Toronto Equine Hospital, both in Ontario, Canada.

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. Equine sports medicine and training concepts found their beginnings in the pillars of human athlete science. Moving forward we now have the benefits of dedicated research laboratories and the experience of icons in the industry...

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