The benefits of using the EquineTrex system to train your race horse

The EquineTrex upgrades the benefits of an automatic exerciser to advanced total conditioning based on sound principles of biomechanics.

Integrity of bone structure

It may seem a paradox that placing substantial plastiform weight on a yearling or two year old could be beneficial to its future career, longevity and resistance to injury, however, extensive studies indicate that the architecture of bone at any age responds to strengthening under the EquineTrex system. Bone density increases and the structure becomes more resilient so that stress fractures, and inflammatory conditions, which account for a substantial amount of lameness are minimized. A race horse is characterized by its motion, and while genetics and environmental factors play significant roles, EquineTrex conditioning lays the foundation for optimal development.

Minimizing the Risk of Injury

Horse's Front Legs

Weights can be placed on a horse by various means but the unique feature of the EquineTrex is elasticity, and adaptability to the constant motion of the horse. Extensive testing indicates that when a horse carries a rigid weight as musculature contractions occur, areas of pressure, stiffness, or resistance, cause a minute involuntary reflex. These minute reflex adjustments may be sufficient to alter the horse’s natural stride and result in sub-clinical soft tissue injuries that compound themselves with later rigorous training. Our device is designed to ensure that there are no areas of stiffness or pressure, but rather a uniform elasticity that adapts to the horse’s motion.

It is obvious that a horse training on an automatic exerciser, with no weights on its back, could not achieve the same level of conditioning as a horse bearing 80lbs of plastiform weight. Our studies indicate that a horse training with the EquineTrex will achieve up to a 45% improvement in aerobic capacity, and a substantial strengthening in its musculoskeletal system. This helps promote an injury-free training program. An exercise rider may cause erratic movements of the horse, which can easily result in microscopic tears in critical soft tissue areas. Although the horse ultimately requires a rider, the pre-conditioning and psychological benefits of being exposed to the EquineTrex are important contributors to a horse’s later racing career.

Cardiovascular System Development

Head of horse

The horse’s resting heart rate of 40-50 beats per minute will increase to about 160 beats using the EquineTrex system at a moderate pace on the exerciser. (During racing, the horse will achieve a heart rate of up to 220). It has been noted than in a 60 day EquineTrex training period, using remote heart rate monitors, there is up to a 20% reduction in heart rate. These studies indicate that stroke volume and cardiac output increase after sixty days of EquineTrex exercise. These improved cardiovascular elements are linked to an increased aerobic capacity (VO2).

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