"a readable, up-to-date account of how to achieve the highest standards in your competition horses. It will suit all horse enthusiasts and students, as well as experienced trainers." From the Foreword, by Peter Scudamore.
Dr David Marlin is the leading expert on equine exercisephysiology in the UK, and is well known internationally. He haspublished over 100 scientific papers and is best known for his workon heat and humidity leading up to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.Throughout his career he has also worked with top racehorse trainerLuca Cumani and the British Eventing, Dressage, Show-jumping andEndurance teams. He is currently Head of Physiology at the AnimalHealth Trust in Newmarket and a Visiting Professor inCardio-Respiratory Physiology at the University of Bristol. Kathryn Nankervis has taught equine exercise physiologyon a range of programmes from National Diploma to MSc level. Hercurrent job is Equine Science Centre Manager at Hartpury College.This unique centre is one of the best in Europe and combines anEquine Veterinary and Therapy Centre. Kathryn designs individuallytailored exercise programmes using a wide range of techniques inorder to rehabilitate competition horses with musculoskeletaldysfunction.
Part I: Biochemical and physiological basics: The aims of training; The fuels for exercise; The systems; Part II: Exercise and training responses: The exercise response; The training response; Stress and fatigue; Part III: Applications of exercise physiology: Exercise testing; Training techniques; Training for specific disciplines; Drugs and performance; Feeding Performance horses; Training Facilities