Heart rate as tool for evaluation of training load - horse training
The harder the horse works the higher heartrate (HR). The actual HR depends on a lot of different factors like the condition of the horse, how much it works, its wellbeing and more.
For a single ride the HR is representation of the work the horse (or heart) has done and can be seen as a graph on the app.
It can also be divided up in how hard it has been for the horse in HR zones
|HR Zone||Effort||Range for HR in %||HR Intervals (max HR=180)|
|1||Warm Up||50-60%||>=90 and <107|
|2||Comfortable||60-70%||>=107 and <126|
|3||Moderate||70-80%||>=126 and <144|
|4||Threshold||80-90%||>=144 and <162|
First indication of how hard the ride was for the horse is the average HR. This can be seen on the summery of the ride and directly in the calendar for each ride.
It can also be seen on statistics for the ride, together with time, distance + speed (if the ride was tracked with GPS)
The typical range for HR indicates if the ride stable or it contained sprints, uphill passages or other hard sections during the ride.
The Cardio and Motion loads are calculations of the overall load on the horse for this ride. Heart or cardio load is based on HR and motion is based on movement of the horse, heart load is probably the best indicator of the overall load.
The Cardio and motion intensity is the average load during the ride, again based on HR or motion.