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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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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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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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In The Saddle With Alexa Pessoa

If you are familiar with the amateur jumper division then you may know Alexa Pessoa. Alexa has been competing for most of her life and is well-versed in the training required to compete at a high level. This summer Alexa started working with Hylofit, using it to better understand the impact of her training. We reached out to Alexa to understand how she has incorporated Hylofit into her daily routine and how she uses it to prepare for the stress of competition.

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Hylofit Helps Ease A Mind In Colic Scare

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Hylofit, this is a new wireless heart rate monitor for both horse and rider. Hylofit tracks your ride performance and provides insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of your horse. You might ask, why should I care about my horse’s heart rate? Changes to a horse’s heart rate can be an indication of overexertion, stress or pain. Specifically, monitoring your horse’s resting heart rate (RHR) could provide early detection of illness or injury. You can use these insights for better communication and overall partnership with your horse.

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