Monday, August 22, 2016

What is a horse's heart rate?

A lot lower than ours! A healthy horse has a resting heart rate of 28-44 beats per minute. Foals, though, can have a heart rate as high as 120 at birth, dropping to 60 to 80 - basically, the heart rate slows with age until maturity.

Because of the large variation, horse owners should check regularly to make sure they know what's normal for that particular horse.

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