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Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject tomajor scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due tothe increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniquesfor recording physiological function during exercise. Despite thescientific advances, many riders and trainers are still usinglittle more than experience and intuition to train their horses. The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction forthe benefit of those involved in training, managing or working withhorses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of playin equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explainedfrom first principles, with the assumption that the reader has noprevious scientific background. The book is designed to savecompetitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extractinformation in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources.For the first time, everything you need to know about exercisingand training horses is here in one text.