Proper Work-to-Rest Ratio for Conditioning Horses

Updated September 7, 2023

In this video episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan discuss the proper work-rest ratio for conditioning horses in different types of work. Dr. Gray consults her favorite book by Dr. Hilary Clayton for the answers, talks about how horse's muscles grow and rebuild themselves, and goes over the amount of time horse’s bodies need to take care of themselves without risking injury.

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