Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Conditioning with David O’Connor

What’s the secret to super-fit event horses? A mountainside is a good start.

At home, the O’Connors enjoy a mile-long climb that takes you 600 feet up in elevation. David walks us through why conditioning is important, and why hill work should be a key component in any event horse’s fitness. Trust me, this is a cool video if you like to nerd out on heart rate + more with David O’Connor!

Many thanks to our dear friends at Noëlle Floyd for sharing this — be sure to subscribe, both to their gorgeous magazine and to their YouTube channel for more fantastic content.

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