Top 10 Tips For Fitness And Soundness

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Top 10 tips for fitness and soundness  when bringing horses back into work after a break

1) Limit the amount of trotting on roads to 5-10 minutes a day

2) Walk as much as you want on roads

3) Use a variety of surfaces - road, arena, tracks, all-weather

4) 3-4 sessions per week is sufficient for increasing fitness

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Dr David Marlin is a physiologist and biochemist who has worked in academia, research and professional sport. He has worked in the equestrian and veterinary world and in human sport, healthcare, medicine and exercise science. In 1989 David obtained his PhD from the UK’s leading sports university, Loughborough University following a four-year study on the responses of Thoroughbred racehorses to exercise and training, undertaken at the renowned Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. You can read David's full biography in the Our Website section.