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Exercise and the height of horses
  1. AA Hodges,
  2. AG Harrison and
  3. CM Wathes


The heights of 89 horses were measured at the withers before and after half a furlong of trotting exercise. The mean (+/- sd) height increase after exercise was 1.75 +/- 0.86 cm and the horses returned to their resting height within seven minutes. There was no linear relationship between gain in height and pre-exercise height.

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