Training load quantification in the equine athlete
In this video, the rating of perceived exertion and its practical application is explained on a scale from 0 to 20.
Expert opinion by Isabeau Deckers
This study showed that the 'rating of the perceived exertion' scale and the Edwards internal training load calculation are both suitable tools for every rider/ trainer at all levels to assess training intensity for equine athletes. A consistent approach to both tools, adjusted by the related professionals working with the horses, will benefit the horses' performance and welfare, as it can prevent both over and undertraining. Further research is warranted in the exploration of optimal heart rate zone allocation for specific disciplines and breeds, alongside the application of training load monitoring within equestrianism.
> From: Tabor, Comp Exerc Physio 14 (2018) 1. All rights reserved to Tabor, G.. Click here for the online summary.