The Equine Athlete


How does the course work?

Online Course duration

1 h 45
Online learning

What you will learn

Horses are naturally able to adapt to a wide range of climatic conditions. Understanding how a horse does this, and how movement affects a horse's core temperature is important for anyone involved with horses that engage in athletic activities. In this course, you will learn about:

  • How horses are equipped to cope with different environmental conditions
  • How heat exchange works
  • Why heat-loss mechanisms are so important in the exercising horse
  • How fluid and electrolytes are involved in heat loss mechanisms
  • How to artificially increase, or reduce heat loss in the horse
  • How to prepare a horse for exercise in thermally stressful environments

Course format



Dr Isabel Imboden