Kentucky Equine Research (KER) has spent more than 25 years studying equine fitness and exercise physiology. In that time, they have identified specific measurable parameters indicating a horse’s relative level of fitness. Heart rate is a key indicator that is strongly correlated to these other parameters, some of which are more difficult to measure in the real world. Therefore, heart rate is an ideal way to assess the fitness of a working horse in real time.

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Workload relates strongly to nutrition in that energy is the nutritional factor most influenced by training and work. The amount and source of energy required is determined by the horse’s temperament, duration of exercise, and intensity of exercise. KER ClockIt™ Sport enables you to objectively measure each horse’s actual workload to make better individual feeding choices.

For nutritional guidance to support your KER CockIt™ Sport data, please contact a member of the Saracen Horse Feeds nutrition team on 01622 718487 or complete our feed advice form.

Alternatively a yard visit for a minimum of 5 horses per yard can be arrange by contacting your local Area Sales Manager: