To increase fitness, a rider or trainer must ask the horse to do a bit more work than the horse is accustomed to doing. Astute trainers carefully plan workouts that increase in intensity based on time, distance, or difficulty to bring the horse from its baseline fitness to the level necessary to compete in a chosen discipline.
Each plan will be tailored to the individual horse and continually tweaked based on the response to training. Fitness goals will also vary based on the discipline.
One way to manage this process is to create a set of training protocols in your KER ClockIt Sport app. Once you’ve set up your training protocols, you simply choose the protocol for that session, and the KER ClockIt Sport app will guide you through the workout you have selected. Training protocols can be set up based on time spent or distance covered in each gait. You can choose to update your training protocol each week based on your horse’s current fitness level or set up multiple training protocols in a set progression.