Tuesday Video: Level Up your Cool Down Routine

We all know how important a proper warmup is before exercising our horses and as eventer we’re pretty familiar with the cool down process too, especially after running cross country. But don’t skip on a good cool down after your day-to-day riding either!

While the cool down process may be a sped up a little over the winter if you live in a chillier climate, it’s a great time to practice the important techniques involved that will help your horse out during the competition seasonĀ and maybe even add something new to your repertoire. In this video, YouTuber and equine sports therapist Lauren Allport reviews what happens in a horse’s muscles after exercise and shares some tips and tricks for cooling down — from getting your horse used to standing in ice boots to adding some massage strokes to your post-ride routine.