WHAT HAPPENS AT THE FIRST SESSION?
Every horse is different in its requirements and we take the time to talk through these needs with each owner. The horse will then be introduced to the treadmill and have practice loading and unloading. The treadmill is then started, only once your horse accepts the new sensation do we gradually add water
MY HORSE HATES PUDDLES!
We find horses who wouldn’t normally approach water, accept the experience very well. We allow horses the time to familiarize and adjust themselves without being rushed. Sessions start with just the treadmill, then water is added slowly.
HOW YOUNG OR OLD CAN A HORBE TO USE THE TREADMILL?
There is no age limit! All we ask that all horses are well handled and can be tail bandaged. Veteran horses can benefit enormously, giving them mental stimulation without the weight of a rider.
IS IT HOT OR COLD WATER?
The Water Treadmill uses cold water, in order to help the joints.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE ARRIVAL?
We ask for horses to have clean legs and feet before entering which helps the water filtration system keep the water clean.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
A typical session lasts 30 minutes.
CAN MY HORSE WEAR SIDE-REINS?
Yes it’s your choice, but most horses just wear a headcollar/ bridle so they can work freely without restriction.
CAN MY HORSE STAY WITH YOU AT LIVERY?
Yes livery on-site is available for either long or short periods.