Tom Ivers

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Tom Ivers (1944–2005) was an equine physiologist and consultant who was a promoter of Interval Training primarily for Standardbreds, Quarter Horses and Thoroughbred racehorses. His book The Fit Racehorse was a radical change of approach to fitness training in horses. His later version, The Fit Racehorse II, benefits from years of practice and research and is a more extensive work. He is the author of nine books, including Optimized Nutrition for the Athletic Horse, The Bowed Tendon Book and Practical Equine Thermography.

Standardbred American breed of horse

The Standardbred is an American horse breed best known for its ability in harness racing, where members of the breed compete at either a trot or pace. Developed in North America, the Standardbred is recognized worldwide, and the breed can trace its bloodlines to 18th-century England. They are solid, well-built horses with good dispositions. In addition to harness racing, the Standardbred is used for a variety of equestrian activities — including horse shows and pleasure riding — particularly in the midwestern and eastern United States, and southern Ontario.

American Quarter Horse American horse breed

The American Quarter Horse, or Quarter Horse, is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less; some have been clocked at speeds up to 55 mph (88.5 km/h). The American Quarter Horse is the most popular breed in the United States today, and the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest breed registry in the world, with almost 3 million living American Quarter Horses registered in 2014.

Thoroughbred Horse breed developed for racing

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses that are known for their agility, speed, and spirit.

In 1994 he formed the company Equine Racing Systems, Inc., and he was its president until his death in 2005.


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