Use a heart-rate monitor to track how an individual horse’s fitness improves over time. KER ClockIt Premium translates heart-rate data into an easy-to-understand visual chart.

Kentucky Equine Research offers Bluetooth-enabled heart-rate monitors for sale on its online store. We recommend the use of ultrasound gel to maximize conduction.

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Troubleshooting Heart-Rate Monitor Issues

  • If there is another horse that has a monitor on nearby, you may be connected to the Bluetooth on that horse. The app is generally good at connecting to the device that is closest to it, but occasionally it will connect to another. Once a Bluetooth is connected to the app, no other electrode set can connect to it.
  • Is it easiest if you can place the electrodes on each horse individually and then connect it to whichever phone will be used on that horse before placing electrodes on the next horse. Obviously this is not always practical, so in that case you can check which device is connected to which horse by changing pace and watching the speed. For example, if two are riding together, if you stop your horse and the other keeps walking, and your speed drops to 0, then you are connected to the right one.
  • Check that the Bluetooth is turned on.
  • Check that the Bluetooth device is properly clicked in to the electrode set.
  • Check that the electrodes have a good, consistent contact with the horse:
    • The correct side is contacting the horse
    • Positioned correctly
    • Girth tight enough
    • Enough ultrasound gel (unclipped horses will require more gel).
  • Close the app and restart it.
  • Change the battery in the Bluetooth device.
  • Ensure contact has not been lost:
    • Is there enough gel?
    • Is your girth tight enough?
    • Has the electrode slipped from where it should be?
    • Check the batteries in the Bluetooth device.
  • Try turning the Bluetooth device around in the electrode set.
  • Check there is enough gel on the electrodes.
  • Stop and restart the app.
  • If you have just put the electrodes on the horse, try walking it around a little to see if the electrodes will pick up the correct HR.

Equestrians around the world are using KER ClockIt to monitor their horses’ activity and conditioning.