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Being able to take your horses heart rate can be helpful to determine if there is something wrong but remember that if a horse is nervous or stressed its pulse may be dramatically increased.
To find the horse’s pulse you can either feel under the jaw or behind the left elbow.
A common mistake when taking a horse’s pulse is to double count (lub – dub is only one beat). Practice taking your horse’s pulse regularly at a time when they are quiet and content, to find what is normal for your horse.
A newborn foal’s heart rate is higher, between 60 - 80 beats per minute.
Bourton Vale hosted a client evening at the Adlestrop Village Hall on Wednesday 1st Novewmber. The evening was kindly sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim and was a huge success; allowing attendees to meet the new members of our team and have an introduction to a variety of topics.