Patience and Long, Slow Distance Important for Conditioning Competition Horses

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Horses on vacation since October or November, when the owner stopped riding, can't be expected to perform the way they did in the fall. It's important to get their cardiovascular systems as well as their bones, muscles and tendons back in shape before pushing them to their maximums. Vacations are great for relaxing and recharging, but in just a little more than three weeks at rest, a

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