Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Kirkland, Arizona
• Horses: 0
I have a Polar heart rate monitor for the horse. Just like the Polar I have for myself, it goes around the chest with two contacts on each side of the heart. Others don't work well and are unreliable.
I use a Garmin etrex vista for GPS tracking. I also have a S.P.O.T. device that sends a 911 message for emergencies and also leaves a trail that can be accessed by computer or smart phone. I have used it on my horse with a collar to monitor his whereabouts.
My experience is that devices that do multiple things do them all poorly compared to a dedicated device.
As always, YMMV
I think it important to always be mindful that the horse actually owes us nothing at all and it is we who owe the horse. "It's a goal"