In 2018 I purchased the Hylofit app and heart rate monitors which can be used for both horse and rider from Cees van Beckhoven. Cees van Beckhoven, who made an important contribution in the development of the Hylofit system, helped me to get familiar with the use of Hylofit. The Hylofit app shows and saves the recorded heart rates of horse and rider together in one chart. You can also combine the heart rates with a video file, which allows you to watch videos of parts of your training and at the same time it shows the heart rates of horse and rider in the corner of the screen.
Your horse’s heart rate gives you information on the general physical wellbeing. A heart rate that is above average can be caused by lack of stamina, but it can also be an indication of pain, discomfort, illness, overtraining, tension and fear.
Measurement during training can show you which exercises influence the heart rate. This will give you a surprise about what is physically demanding or what comes naturally to your horse; something you can only find out through the use of the Hylofit app.
The Hylofit app shows the physical state of the rider, where most of the times we must admit that our horses are the better athletes! By measuring horse and rider simultaneously, you can find out if the rider influences the horse with his or her tension, or maybe it’s the other way round. Through this knowledge Hylofit can contribute to a better harmony between horse and rider.
During a private lesson or during one of the lessons of the PBI course (see page Position, Balance and Influence), for an additional 20 euro you can opt for a Hylofit registered heart rate measurement.
If you’re participating in one of my clinics and want to have a Hylofit assessment, please inform us together with your registration and we will do our best to fit this into our schedule.
After your training session you will receive screenshots and a short video by whatsapp or we chat.