Types of Exercise

NRC 2007 - Types of Exercise

Exercise Category Mean Heart Rate (bpm) Description Types of Events
Light 80 1-3 hours/week; 40% walk, 50% trot, 10% canter Recreational riding, beginning of training, show horses (occasional)
Moderate 90 3-5 hours/week; 30% walk, 55% trot, 10% canter, 5% low jumping, cutting, other skill work School horses, recreational riding, beginning of training/breaking, show horses (frequent), polo, ranch work
Heavy 110 4-5 hours/week; 20% walk, 50% trot, 15% canter, 15% gallop, jumping, other skill work Ranch work, polo, show horses (frequent, strenuous events), low-medium level eventing, race training (middle stages)
Very Heavy 110-150 Various; from 1 hour/week of speed work to 6-12 hours/week slow work Racing, endurance, elite 3-day eventing

Suggested NSC and Fat Levels for Exercise Types

Exercise Category (NRC 2007) Types of Events Suggested NSC Level Fat Level Tribute® Product Suggestions
Light Recreational riding, beginning of training, show horses (occasional) Low (14 - 20%) 6 - 10% Essential K®, Kalm 'N EZ®, Kalm Performer, Kalm N Fit®
Moderate School horses, recreational riding, beginning of training/breaking, show horses (frequent), polo, ranch work Low to Medium (14 - 25%) depending on horse's response 6 - 12% Kalm 'N EZ®, Kalm Performer, Kalm N Fit®Kalm Ultra®
Heavy Ranch work, polo, show horses (frequent, strenuous events). Low-medium level eventing, race training (middle stages) Medium to High (20% - 40%) depending on horse's response 8 - 12% Kalm Performer, Kalm N Fit®, Kalm Ultra®, Performance Advantage, Tough to Beet®
Very Heavy Elite 3-day eventing High (>30%) depending on horse's response, especially tying-up 8 - 12% Kalm Ultra®, Performance Advantage, Tough to Beet®

Light - 80 bpm

Description:

1 - 3 hours/week; 40% walk; 50% trot; 10% canter;

Types of Events:

Recreational riding, beginning of training, show horses (occasional).

Moderate - 90 bpm

Description:

3 - 5 hours/week; 30% walk; 55% trot; 10% canter; 5% low jumping, cutting, other skill work

Types of Events:

School horses, recreational riding, beginning of training/breaking, show horses (frequent), polo, ranch work

Heavy - 110 bpm

Description:

4 - 5 hours/week; 20% walk; 50% trot; 15% canter; 15% gallop, jumping, other skill work

Types of Events:

Ranch work, polo, show horses (frequent, strenuous events), low-medium level eventing, race training (middle stages)

Very Heavy - 110-150 bpm

Description:

Various: from 1 hour/week of speed work to 6 - 12 hours/week slow work

Types of Events:

Racing, endurance, elite 3-day eventing

Suggested NSC and Fat Levels for Exercise Types

Light

Type of Event:

Recreational riding, beginning of training, show horses (occasional)

Sugg. NSC Level:

Low (14 - 20%)

Fat Level:

6 - 10%

Morderate

Type of Event:

School horses, recreational riding, beginning of training/breaking, show horses (frequent), polo, ranch work

Sugg. NSC Level:

Low to Medium (12 - 25%) depending on horse's reponse

Fat Level:

6 - 12%

Heavy

Type of Event:

Ranch work, polo, show horses (frequent, strenuous events). Low-medium level eventing, race training (middle stages)

Sugg. NSC Level:

Medium to High (20% - 40%) depending on horse's response

Fat Level:

8 - 12%

Very Heavy

Type of Event:

Recreational riding, beginning of training, show horses (occasional)

Sugg. NSC Level:

High (>30%) depending on horse's response, especially tying-up

Fat Level:

8 - 12%

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