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THE BENEFITS OF EQUINE WALKERS FOR HORSE & RIDER

April 15, 2019, Author: Contributor

For yard owners and livery clients alike, we know that keeping horses fit and/or rehabilitating horses post injury is time consuming – and for many of us, riding horses isn’t our only day job. Whilst the investment in a horse walker may seem daunting, the benefits far outweigh the negatives. We chatted to Jeanne Korber, of Equine Walker, about the functionality of equine walkers and the benefits for horses and riders alike:

“There are numerous benefits of using a horse walker in a yard. Several horses can be exercised simultaneously at a controlled pace for optimum performance and efficiency. Regular daily exercise is essential for competition horses to ensure no injuries and also the general wellbeing of horses. When rehabilitating a horse after injury it is very important to follow a controlled exercise routine – this process can be very time consuming and boring for riders, which the Equine Walker eliminates.” 

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The benefits of an equine walker include, amongst others:

  • Increases blood circulation, therefore avoid and/or reduce swelling, especially in the legs;
  • Decreases stiffness after a long weekend of competition/races;
  • Excellent for warming up before riding and cooling down afterwards;
  • Decrease risk of colic because the horse is kept moving;
  • Fitness and conditioning of horses;
  • Preparation for competitions;
  • Strengthening of the muscles;
  • Wellbeing and prevention of injuries;
  • Rehabilitation of injuries;
  • Horse body toning;
  • Improves horse’s mental state
  • Improves behaviour of horses

The walker is suitable for 4, 6 or 8 horses in a 14m, 16m, 18m or a 20 m circle.  The arms circle at a height of approximately 2.40 m which creates an open interior space that guarantees maximum safety. All steel components are fully hot dipped galvanized for long term sustainability – ensuring maintenance is kept to a minimum. The speed is fully adjustable, from slow walking up to trotting and the direction changes automatically according to the time setting. All gates are electrified (when required) using a central energizer. 

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Equine Walker, is owned and managed by Jeanne Korber, an experienced open rider, ensuring that every aspect has been thought about carefully and implemented to ensure use of the walker is as simple and effective as possible.

For quotations or more info contact:

JEANNE KORBER

082 887 8874                                                               

equinewalker@gmail.com