HOW DOES IT WORK?

Treadmills are now used by most leading riders and trainers as part of their regular training programmes.  Their use covers all disciplines from racing to dressage and hunting to eventing.  It is fully endorsed by veterinarians and leading remedial farriers for rehabilitation purposes and can be used with or without water, as desired. 

 

Our treadmill has been designed and developed by a leading FEI vet who has worked with water treadmills for nearly 20 years and who offers consultation to us. 

During a normal session a horse will have a warm up period before water is added so as not to cause muscle fatigue due to the resistance experienced when walking through water.  Session intensity can be increased by regulating the treadmill speed and/or depth of the water.  Water’s resistance is proportional to the effort required to move against it. It is this resistance within a controlled environment that provides a less concussive and higher workout intensity compared to land exercise.

 

BENEFITS?

  • Increases cardiovascular activity, endurance and fitness

  • Encourages joint mobility and flexibility

  • Improves stride length and quality

  • Lower-impact form of cardiovascular exercise and rehabilitation

  • Improves core muscle engagement, posture and balance

  • Improves straightness

  • Assists weight loss and improvement of circulation

  • Prevents muscle wastage

  • Has positive psychological effects

  • Encourages correct muscle tone and development

  • Increases mental concentration

  • Also increases variety of exercise 

 
 

GALLERY

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I highly recommend the Surrey Equine Water Treadmill as a low-impact form of exercise to help increase and maintain fitness in performance animals.  It is also a fantastic tool that can be used as part of a rehabilitation programme for horses and ponies with musculoskeletal injuries.  

Alex Gache and her team have tailored a programme for my own youngster, a 4-year-old Welsh Section C.  He has greatly enjoyed his regular sessions on the treadmill and has become noticeably stronger and suppler as a result.

Alissa Cooper 

BSc BVetMed PGCVetEd MRCVS

“I have two horses and they both use the water treadmill once per week.  Before the treadmill arrived I used to take my older horse for a walk in hand round the fields to try and promote a forward, marching walk, rather than an amble. I took her out today and had to ask her to slow down as I could barely keep up!  Great stride length and totally relaxed - I am delighted with the results.  My second, younger horse also uses the treadmill weekly to help keep him forward thinking and build strength behind. We have noticed real improvement in his paces, even in the canter, and he is also much calmer about working than he used to be and less spooky too. For me and my horses, this equipment is an essential part of keeping them fit and happy with no stress.

“Sean Burgess and myself are very happy to recommend the water treadmill.  We took a young horse on recommendation of our physio and vet,as he was blocked behind the saddle, he went twice a week for a month, now weekly.
The top line and looseness he has developed is fantastic , we took other horses with us and their ground cover has really improved. They both had 8 walks but the last 2 shows they have had a 9 & 9.5.
I would also recommend it for aerobic fitness, and it gives variety to our horses work programme”

Mark Ruddock and Sean Burgess

Whitewood Equestrian

“I cannot recommend the Surrey Equine Water Treadmill highly enough. My horses have benefitted very much from using it and I have already seen noticeable changes in their way of going. My older horses are much looser in the shoulder and stronger in their backs, and the younger ones are more relaxed about using their back muscles and taking longer strides, and the improvements under saddle are striking. I think a particular benefit is the fact it is low impact, as well as allowing us riders to see our horses' bodies working, and they all seem to enjoy using it." (Another bonus is the treadmilll is only 5 minutes away!).”

Susie Moorhouse

“This is a fantastic Aqua treadmill, and we were brilliantly looked after by the experienced staff at Lomond Classical Riding Centre at Surrey Equine Water Treadmill. They ensured that the first time was a great introduction for my horse, at her pace to get used to it. The benefits will be enormous and it is an amazing set up. Can't wait for next session. Thank you everyone for looking after us so well. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

Nicky Jolly

Yvonne Rogers

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

I highly recommend the Surrey Equine Water Treadmill as a low-impact form of exercise to help increase and maintain fitness in performance animals.  It is also a fantastic tool that can be used as part of a rehabilitation programme for horses and ponies with musculoskeletal injuries.  

Alex Gache and her team have tailored a programme for my own youngster, a 4-year-old Welsh Section C.  He has greatly enjoyed his regular sessions on the treadmill and has become noticeably stronger and suppler as a result.

Alissa Cooper 

BSc BVetMed PGCVetEd MRCVS

“I have two horses and they both use the water treadmill once per week.  Before the treadmill arrived I used to take my older horse for a walk in hand round the fields to try and promote a forward, marching walk, rather than an amble. I took her out today and had to ask her to slow down as I could barely keep up!  Great stride length and totally relaxed - I am delighted with the results.  My second, younger horse also uses the treadmill weekly to help keep him forward thinking and build strength behind. We have noticed real improvement in his paces, even in the canter, and he is also much calmer about working than he used to be and less spooky too. For me and my horses, this equipment is an essential part of keeping them fit and happy with no stress.

Yvonne Rogers

“Sean Burgess and myself are very happy to recommend the water treadmill.  We took a young horse on recommendation of our physio and vet,as he was blocked behind the saddle, he went twice a week for a month, now weekly.
The top line and looseness he has developed is fantastic , we took other horses with us and their ground cover has really improved. They both had 8 walks but the last 2 shows they have had a 9 & 9.5.
I would also recommend it for aerobic fitness, and it gives variety to our horses work programme”

Mark Ruddock and Sean Burgess

Whitewood Equestrian

“I cannot recommend the Surrey Equine Water Treadmill highly enough. My horses have benefitted very much from using it and I have already seen noticeable changes in their way of going. My older horses are much looser in the shoulder and stronger in their backs, and the younger ones are more relaxed about using their back muscles and taking longer strides, and the improvements under saddle are striking. I think a particular benefit is the fact it is low impact, as well as allowing us riders to see our horses' bodies working, and they all seem to enjoy using it." (Another bonus is the treadmilll is only 5 minutes away!).”

Susie Moorhouse

“This is a fantastic Aqua treadmill, and we were brilliantly looked after by the experienced staff at Lomond Classical Riding Centre at Surrey Equine Water Treadmill. They ensured that the first time was a great introduction for my horse, at her pace to get used to it. The benefits will be enormous and it is an amazing set up. Can't wait for next session. Thank you everyone for looking after us so well. Cannot recommend highly enough.”

"The treadmill was scary for Califa at first as he was afraid of water. He is backward thinking so the moving floor made him keep going forward and has unlocked something in his mind and he now moves forward with greater confidence. His indoor dressage work has improved as a consequence".

Sharon Williamson

Nicky Jolly

“It has been really interesting watching different horses on the treadmill and how the ones that are initially nervous soon gain confidence. In Marengo's case, I believe it has contributed to strength and straightness, and is a great addition to his work regime. Best of all Marengo seems to really enjoy it.”

Barbara McMaster

CONTACT US

Our Address

Lomond Classical Riding Centre, Horsehill, Horley, Surrey, RH6 0HN

info@surreywatertreadmill.co.uk \\ Tel: 07808 400847  

Monday – Saturday  09:00AM – 18:00PM

Saturday    09:00AM – 16:00PM

 

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