How many calories should my horse burn?
With the workload, you can set a goal of calories to burn during the week. Here are some reference values:
- Easy work or getting back into work: < 5,000
- Regular training: 10,000
- Physical preparation: 15,000
- Intensive training: 17,000+
Note that these values vary according to your horse!
Don't hesitate to personalize your goal according to your horse's age, your discipline, your training level...
There is no ideal workload. It is important to adapt the training to the horse's physical abilities and then gradually increase it!! A sudden increase would be harmful. As for the distribution of workload through out the week, a daily training session is highly recommended while days of complete box rest are highly inadvisable. Adapt the workload so you can avoid days of box rest followed by big training sessions. Depending on how much you work and your goals, the workload indicator will help you plan your week, or even your entire season! If you're interested, you can read our blog article "HOW TO PLAN YOUR HORSE'S TRAINING FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON" which goes in details about a method you could use.