Learn how to measure your horse’s vital signs
Every horse owner needs to know how to check their horse’s temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) rate. These vital signs are indicators of your horse’s health and well-being.
A horse gallops with his lungs, preserves with his heart, and wins with his character.
–Federico Tesio (1869-1954)
When you have a baseline for your horse’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate you can more easily and quickly catch health problems. An elevated heart rate or low temperature can be indicators your horse is stressed or unwell.Continue reading