Water treadmill exercise has many potential benefits when integrated into a training or rehabilitation programme, including an increase in range of movement of lower limbs, increased lumbar flexion, decreased impact shock, and an opportunity to cross train (thereby reducing injury risk) in a controlled environment. The purpose of these guidelines is to help users achieve these benefits for their horses, whether they are using a water treadmill for training or to support a rehabilitation programme. The guidelines provide a consensus based on a combination of research studies and skilled user experience.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Jun 2020|