Galloping with Guidance provides a clean and comfortable facility for you and your horse while it undergoes conditioning or rehabilitation.
The water treadmill is very useful for improving top-line and gait by building muscle strength and flexibility in the shoulders, back, and hindquarters. Horses suffering from sour attitudes toward training are mentally rejuvenated by the new activity, while conditioning is not only maintained, but in many cases, improved.
The Aqua Pacer is a much safer alternative for post-injury exercise. Research shows that the pressure of the water reduces swelling and increases vascular circulation. The water displaces 40–60% of the horse’s body weight, reducing concussion on the bones, ligaments, tendons and joints. The natural motion of the horse helps prevent scar tissue, while the buoyancy limits impact on the body.
The Aqua Pacer allows us to completely control the height of the water & the speed of the treadmill. We will consult with your veterinarian to formulate a plan of recovery – which results in a customized treatment for each individual horse’s needs to assure a safe and quick recovery.
Benefits of the Aqua Pacer
Increases the stride and develops muscles used in normal exercise
Allows bleeders to heal while still maintaining conditioning
Reduces recovery time by 50-60%
Encourages muscle development
Increases cardiovascular fitness
Promotes correct posture and a balanced gait
Minimizes performance injuries
Reduces impact on limbs while benefiting soft tissue mobilization
Modulation and reduction of pain
Reduces friction between articulating joints
Provides hydrostatic pressure to assist blood and reduce swelling