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Table 4 Aimed and achieved HRs and speeds in both SETs of event horses and ponies

From: A prospective study on a cohort of horses and ponies selected for participation in the European Eventing Championship: reasons for withdrawal and predictive value of fitness tests

Exercise step Aimed speed (m/s) SET-I SET-II
Achieved speed (m/s) Achieved HR (beats/min) Achieved speed (m/s) Achieved HR (beats/min)
Horses      
1 6.7 5.7 ± 0.9 146 ± 18 6.4 ± 1.3 141 ± 11
2 8.3 9.0 ± 0.4 166 ± 7 8.6 ± 0.4 161 ± 13
3 10 10.6 ± 0.3 186 ± 6 10.4 ± 0.3 181 ± 14
4 11.7 10.6 ± 0.6 197 ± 12 11.0 ± 0.3 193 ± 14
Ponies Aimed HR     
(beats/min)
1 160 7.6 ± 0.1 172 ± 10 6.8 ± 0.2 151 ± 4
2 170 9.0 ± 0.3 190 ± 9 7.9 ± 0.5 172 ± 4
3 180 9.5 ± 0.4 207 ± 7 8.8 ± 1.3 189 ± 5
4 Max. HR 9.1 ± 0.4 215 ± 8 10.8 ± 0.8 197 ± 6
  1. Aimed and achieved heart rates (HR; beats/min) and speeds (m/s) and achieved HRs speeds during SET-I and SET-II of event horses (n = 4) and event ponies (n = 3) of the national selection in preparation for European Championship of 2010 (ponies) and 2011 (horses).