How To Take A Horse's Pulse and Respiration
36 To 40 beats per minute at rest
Use your fingers to find the horse's pulse - your thumb has its own pulse, and could confuse things.
You will find the pulse easily in two places:
Then count the pulse for one minute.
8 To 15 Breathes Per Minute
Stand to one side of the horse's tail, and you will see the ribcage rise and fall, count either the rise or fall.