Kentucky Equine Research to Host Equine Fitness Seminar

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Joe D. Pagan, PhD, founder and president of Kentucky Equine Research (KER), will review the latest research on equine fitness April 21 in Lexington, Kentucky. Pagan will also introduce KER ClockIt, a new smartphone app used to evaluate equine fitness and provide training insights.

KER ClockIt Race was originally designed to track training intensity in racehorses. It has recently been customized to the conditioning programs of sport horses, called KER ClockIt Sport.

Dozens of riders used KER ClockIt Sport over the winter to track the training programs of three-day-event horses in Ocala, Aiken and Southern Pines. At the April 21 event, Pagan will compare and contrast the intensity and duration of exercise in these event horses with those of Thoroughbred racehorses monitored with KER ClockIt Race. This seminar is sure to be useful to anyone with an interest in training any type of equine athlete.

The seminar will take place Tuesday, April 21, at 5 p.m. at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington. This event is open to the public. Pre-register online by April 3 to receive a gift bag and complimentary drinks, and to be entered to win prizes such as:

  • Equine heart rate monitor
  • Free clinic entry with KER-affiliated equestrians
  • KERx products

"KER leads the way in nutrition and exercise research for horses,” said KER-affiliated eventer Buck Davidson. “It is such a quality company in everything it does. This new fitness app will revolutionize the way we monitor our horses’ fitness programs and treat them as the athletes they really are."

To pre-register online, visit http://promos.ker.com/clockit/.

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