The major advantage of swimming is the upward pressure which reduces gravitational forces. A swimming horse is obliged to use its full body without it being put to an extreme test. These reasons make swimming the optimal way of rehabilitating for your horse. Swimming is the best method to accelerate and improve the rehabilitating process without putting great stress on the horse’s body.
Swimming is also the only exercise in which the horse has to use all of its muscle groups, which results in an improved metabolism, blood flow and oxygen-intake.
Research has shown that swimming leads to a recovery which is twice as fast and, moreover, that the newly formed tissue is twice as good as compared to box rest and walking as means of rehabilitation.
Swimming is also a perfect supplement for every training program. Worldwide, swimming is used by the best trainers which results in great performances by their horses!