Horse Podcast Ep 168: The Endurance Riding Vet

We hit the jackpot endurance riders! Not only is our guest today an Endurance rider she is also a vet, who is giving us the inside scoop on what the vets are looking for during the rest stops. The Endurance riding vet goes into detail about what they’re looking at for heart rates, respiration rates, lameness and stresses the importance of having a good working relationship with your vet so you can stay ahead of the problems. As part of our ask the vet series, we are fortunate to have Trisha Dowling join us. She comes with an extensive resume She is a professor with the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, focusing on pharmacology. She is an experience Endurance rider and marathon runner as well. Enjoy the show. 


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The Endurance Riding Vet!

Are you interested in trying endurance riding, if so you are at the right place. Today’s podcast covers off important information on what the vets are looking for during the mandatory rest stops during a endurance race. A few things they are checking will be soundness and cardiac recovery. A nose to tail, hands on or hands all over the horse exam will be completed. Knowing what is normal for your horse will be important during these exams. The vet is there to protect your horse so it is always a good to have a good working condition and rapport with your vet.

Your Guest today:

Trisha Dowling DVM (Canada)

Professor, Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Trisha Dowling email: trisha.dowling@usask.ca

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • Endurance Riding and Marathon running
  • Cardiac recovery
  • Hands on all the horse
  • What the vet is looking for a the rest stop

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

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