The first time I head the word “Hylofit” I was watching a video on eventer Lainey Ashker’s Instagram. On the top right corner of a video of her running cross-country, it showed blue and red bubbles and two sets of numbers rising and falling.
Lainey and her horse were wearing the Hylofit system heart-rate monitors. As they galloped across the course, those monitors were tracking their beats-per-minute of their respective heart rates. It seemed like a really cool tool, especially for high-performance athletes at the top of the sport. But the Hylofit device and easy-to-use smartphone app is an educational tool for any horseback rider.