This one can be tricky, depending on your situation and your horse.
Step 1: Find a quiet, low-traffic area where your horse won't get distracted or excited.
|Quiet horse, quiet barn.|
Step 2: Stand at the horse's shoulder, facing the rear.
Step 3: Watch the horse's flank rise and fall as he breathes to learn to identify his breaths. If he's looking around or excited, it might be hard to identify.
|I usually try to look at the region where the blue circle is.|
Step 4: When you're confident that you can count his breaths accurately, start your timer for 30 seconds. Double that number for the breaths per minute measurement, and record it.
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