Riding Work Life Balance With Allison Wilson

Allison Wilson has been riding in the hunter/jumper ring for the past 30 years. In her early years she had a very intense riding career, which included helping sell ponies on the circuit, showing in Wellington and Washington, and riding up and down the East Coast. Later on she ran a small lesson farm, teaching beginners through college students. She also helped train off the track thoroughbreds to then sell them as hunters. Allison is now a mother of five and her girls all ride. She has continued teaching and recently opened a small farm in Weston, CT where she teaches special needs children and adults.

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Building A Stronger Partnership With Lauren Mastroianni

Lauren Mastroianni is an amateur hunter rider and, a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She is also the owner of a 7-year-old OTTB in training, named King, who she initially purchased off the racetrack when he was a 4-year-old and immediately began the re-training process. After looking up his race records, Lauren noticed that King had been claimed a few times during his racing career so her first priority was making sure he knew he had a safe place and a person he can trust. The pair have inseparable ever since!

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Alexa Khaghan: How Hylofit helps keep track of my horses' fitness levels

My name is Alexa Khaghan, I work for Hylofit under the social media/marketing department and I am a competitive hunter/jumper amateur rider. I own a twenty-two-year-old appendix, gelding named Dasha Blue Streak, also known as Cash. With owning an older horse, I never want to push him too hard, or not push him hard enough. Yet, I am lucky that Cash is as vibrant as he is at his age. But I always want to make sure his fitness is at the proper level, considering he is still competing in the summer months. 

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Tips For Using Hylofit In Cold Weather

Batteries do not work well in super cold conditions. This is true across the board and not just with Hylofit. The cold actually preserves the life of a battery (this is why people put batteries in the freezer) but it essentially puts the battery to sleep so the transmitter appears to power down. If you have ever been out in the extreme cold and had your cell phone in an outer pocket, you know exactly what we are talking about.

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Fueled by Passion Eliane Cordia van Reesma Innovates, Educates and Caffeinates

Like many busy women, Eliane Cordia van Reesma runs on caffeine, passion, guilt and a little sleep. After all, she’s a mother of three, an entrepreneur, a wife, a business owner, and a professional dressage trainer and competitor. “I think we all understand the difficulties with being a mom and a business woman,” she said. “There’s a lot of guilt – for sure with the mom side. But hey, it’s good for kids to see us work, and to work in what we love and are passionate about.”

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Hylofit Partners With Boyd Martin Clinic

Hylofit geared up riders at the Boyd Martin Clinic on December 11th at Fox Race Farm in Millbrook, NY. The clinic was coordinated by Booli Selmyar. Booli, an advanced eventing rider and owner and trainer of Fox Valley Sport Horses, is an early adopter of the Hylofit system. Hylofit, a wireless heart rate monitor for both horse and rider, tracks ride performance and provides insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of your horse. Booli rides several horses a day and understands how each horse has different levels of fitness and training needs. Hylofit helps her manage the diversity of training and understand its effectiveness.

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Northwestern University's Equestrian Team Jumps Into The New Year With Hylofit

How would you feel if, on the first morning of a horse show, you walked into the show office - prepared to pay for stalls or shavings or add a class to your schedule - and the steward told you that instead of riding your own horse, you were going to draw a horse’s name out of a hat, get on, and go? Does that get your heart pumping a bit? Well, that’s the reality that all of my intercollegiate riders live with as part of Northwestern University’s Equestrian Team. As their coach, I walk a fine line between trainer, cheerleader, and psychologist for exactly that heart-pumping piece - my riders never know what they’re going to get on when they get to a show, so how do I prepare them effectively at home?

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Know Your Ride Deeper With Alexandra Reid

Have you ever wondered to yourself… Is my horse fit?... Is the training that I am providing to my horse too much? Or not enough? Thanks to Hylofit, all of this guessing can now be put to rest. The system is a wearable device for both horse and rider. It uses heart rate to track performance and provide insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of your horse. The information that is gathered can be seen on the Hylofit app where you can review your intensity score and look back at historical training results. The app even provides a calendar view and activity graph, which allows you to track performance over time. Hylofit helps riders reach their goals with their horses by making hidden information about their training more visible. 

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Believe In The Magic Of Hylofit

On December 14th, Hylofit came together with upper-level eventer Chelsea Kolman at her facility, Dauntless Performance Horses, in Versailles, Kentucky for a holiday celebration and demonstration. Unlike other barns in the area, Chelsea’s barn focuses on the unwanted horse and building confidence in the rider. Horses come in all shapes, sizes, breeds, and disciplines and because of this, Chelsea has become the girl who will take the dangerous horse, the blind horse, the broken horse, and really just any horse. No horse goes unnoticed in this program and Chelsea prides herself on listening to the each individual animal. 

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Reducing Stress And Building Confidence In Your Horse

On December 1st, Hylofit paired with the creator of the TRT Method, Tristan Tucker, and jumping Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa. The pair came together to deliver a unique equine clinic, focused on ways to reduce stress and build confidence in horses. The event was a sold-out hit! Hylofit, a new system that uses heart rate to track performance, set fitness goals and promote the well-being of horse and rider, was a key component of the show. Have you ever wondered… Am I pushing my horse too hard?  Or, am I not pushing my horse hard enough? Hylofit provides the answers to these questions.

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Hylofit & A Great Support System Helped Me Gain Confidence In Myself

Brynn Jones is an event rider who holds a warm spot in her heart for off track thoroughbreds. Brynn recently joined Hylofit in a Sales role where she will split her time between Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida. She has been using Hylofit for several months to train her horses in preparation for the winter season and is excited to head to Ocala, Florida in the coming weeks. Hylofit makes her feel confident that she will be able to attain her goals because she will have real-time insights into her horse's well-being. Brynn will then be able to share these rides with her trainer to come up with the appropriate plan to reduce stress for both herself and her horse, which will help get the pair fit as they move up the levels.  This is Brynn’s story with her horse, Preacher’s Son.

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