We have made the choice not to track heart rate. We would have really loved to include this, because it’s a very important aspect, but after discussing with endurance riders who already use existing monitors, they shared with us their disappointment towards this technology.
The problem is that it is necessary to use 2 electrodes, position them well, and they cannot move. They and the horse’s skin must be dampened or an ultrasound gel must be used so that it functions correctly. If the horse’s skin isn’t shaved, the results are mediocre. We thought that this would make its use too constraining for you, and we wanted to make a tool that’s simple to use, thus our decision not to integrate it.