Unformatted text preview: brisk jog, the final step is to supple the horse and flex all body parts. This should be done in stages beginning at a walk, jog, then moving to a lope. A rider should have complete control of all body parts, warm up provides an excellent time to practice this. A crucial stage of a ride is the end, during cool down. The cool down helps the body readjust it's internal physical controls, and reduces the risk of injury which can occur when you abruptly stop exercising. The cool down is a gradual progression from the lope, jog, then to the walk. By the end of the cool down, a horse’s pulse and respiration rate should return to near normal levels. A ride should end on a good, calm note. This will keep the horse wanting and looking for more....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course ANSC 311 taught by Professor Cavender during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '07