For the heart rhythm and respiratory rhythm, it is the number of respiratory cycles per minute, that is to say the number that the horse realizes in 1 minute. I also know that for a colt the heart rate is 50 to 70. To measure the respiratory rate of a horse, wet the back of your hand, and place it in front of the horse's nostrils. The warm breath when the horse expires will be easily felt by your hand, then count the number of expirations you perceive in 1 minute.
To measure heart rhythm, you can place your hand above the elbow tip, under the shoulder muscle and count the number of beats you feel in one minute: 2 beats then correspond to a heart cycle, count Then the number of "double-beats".
The heart rhythm must be 30 to 50 beats per minute, if it amounts to 80/90 per minute, the situation is more serious.
Respiratory rhythm must be about
- 12 walking.
- between 18 and 20 trotting.
- between 60 and 70 galloping.