The treadmill for horses is used to give horses an additional movement. The training devices ideally support the warm-up before the workout, as well as during the drying process. In addition, treadmills contribute to an increase in physical fitness and muscle building and to rehabilitation.
Are treadmills good for horses?
Benefits: Treadmill exercise provides the opportunity to exercise a horse on a firm level surface in a straight line with a high degree of control. The nature of the treadmill belt surface (being constant and level) is useful for exercising cases which require symmetry of loading of the foot.
Are horse treadmills dangerous?
According to figures appearing in Equine Veterinary Journal, treadmill exercise is not a significant source of serious injury to horses. Reporting on a study conducted in Australia, head researcher Samantha Franklin, B.V. Sc., concluded that, in general, treadmill exercise was well tolerated and safe.
What is the disadvantage of treadmill?
Disadvantages of Using a Treadmill
Even if your treadmill has extra cushioning, the high impact from jogging or running can still cause joint pain in your ankles, knees, or hips. If your joints start to hurt, slow your pace or stop altogether.