Equine Water Treadmill Case Studies
STRENGTH BUILDING - EQUINE WATER TREADMILL EXERCISE
Jack came to stay with us to build strength prior to starting his career as a ridden horse.
“My young horse Jack was backed and turned away last autumn but was still physically immature when bringing him back this spring. I felt that we needed a head start in building top line in order for him to carry a rider.
The idea of developing muscle with minimal stress of young joints seemed like a no brainier! He spent a week here and looked amazing when we went to pick him up. He was so well cared for and came home a happy little horse.”
Jack one week before arriving Jack back home with his owner
WEIGHT LOSS - EQUINE WATER TREADMILL EXERCISE
This mare visited Rookery in preparation for surgery. Awaiting surgery for a bone chip, she needed to shed some weight. After one week of daily water treadmill sessions, horse walker and restricted turnout, Isla dropped an impressive 13kg!
upon arrival following treatments
MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT - EQUINE WATER TREADMILL
This mare visited Rookery for weekly water treadmill sessions from the end of July to the beginning of October 2020. The water treadmill allows to build muscle without causing strain, and the change in muscle mass in this visitor is very evident.
“I can’t believe the difference in my girls muscle development since end of July with weekly water treadmill sessions!!
Still some building to go but I can already feel the benefits in her work. Great place and facilities and lovely staff who care about the horses. Couldn’t be more pleased!”
Before - prior to treatments After - following treatments
Henry prior to his stay at Rookery Henry back at home after his stay
Henry on the Equine Water Treadmill Henry on the Combi Floor
SUSPENSORY INJURY - COMBI-FLOOR & EQUINE WATER TREADMILL THERAPY
Henry sustained a mid-branch forelimb suspensory injury in March 2018. 14 months later his owners rented a TheraPlate from us to help start the rehabilitation process at home with him using it twice a day for 4 weeks.
Following the TheraPlate sessions, Henry started coming for regular vibration therapy as well as water treadmill sessions to help build his strength and increase his muscle.
He then came to livery with us in the August for a couple of weeks before returning to full work.
When Henry went back into the ring, he won both his dressage tests and continues to be a real contender for the ribbons.
Henry once he had recovered from his injury