Warm Up/Cool Down Your Horse

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Warm Up/Cool Down Your Horse

Just like their human Olympic counterparts, an equine athlete needs to limber up and cool down properly. Warm-ups/cool downs should be no more than 10-15 minutes long and will improve the efficiency of the muscles working. At the same time it reduces risk of injury to ligaments, tendons, and joints. WALKING on the road is perfect for a warm up/cool down, but remember to ONLY WALK!



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