Training For Tokyo – Acclimatisation by Dr David Marlin


We are very excited here at HQ as Dr David Marlin has left to fulfill his role at the Tokyo Olympics as an FEI Technical Official and we can’t wait to hear his up-dates!  Watch this short Tokyo Olympic preparation video, where Dr David Marlin will discuss heat acclimatisation and why it is so important.  David thought you would like to see some of the factors the riders have had to take into consideration to ensure that their horses can cope with the hot and humid conditions that Tokyo will present.  If you are a member of please feel free to drop in the member’s group afterward and ask any questions as David is planning to visit the group with up-dates from his Olympic accommodation.

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About Author

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.