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Table 2 Protocol followed by three horses when exercising outdoors one after the other on five consecutive days

From: Temperature regulation in horses during exercise and recovery in a cool environment

Event Sample Measurements
Before, in stable 1 and 2 HR, RR, RT, ST , STt*
Session I: Walk, 800m + Trot, 1200 m
STOP 3 HR, RR, ST
4 (after ca 2 min) HR
Session II: Trot 400 m + Canter 1000 m
STOP 5 HR, RR, ST
6 (after ca 2 min) HR
Session III: Canter, 1200 m
STOP 7 HR, RR, ST
8 (after ca 2 min) HR
Session IV: Canter, 600 m + Trot, 200 m + Walk 200m + Canter 150 m
(No stop) 9 HR
Session V: Walk, 700 m
Recovery, stable 10 ­ 16 HR, RR, RT, ST , STt
  1. *HR = heart rate, RR = respiratory rate, RT = rectal temperature,
  2. ST = skin temperatures on hind legs and the neck, STt = tail skin temperature.