ABOUT OUR REHAB AND FITNESS PROGRAM

Our exerciser can positively affect the health and usability of horses. Just putting the horse out to pasture is not enough, as the amount and intensity of exercise that they take of their own accord is too little. A horse needs a lot more exercise than just an hour a day. Hoof problems are a typical consequence of horses being kept by humans. Most deformities of the foot (and other parts) are related to a shortage of exercise. Standing still hinders blood saturation and growth. A hoof that is stimulated by daily work maintains itself the best. In their natural habitat horses walk about 16 hours a day, covering over 20 miles (30 kilometres) to scrape out a meagre living. Research at the Testing Station for Horse Husbandry in Lelystad, The Netherlands, has shown that nutrition and exercise are the two key factors in determining horses’ health and especially the quality of the legs.
  • Keeps muscle cells healthier by better blood saturation, and slows down aging.
  • Better development of the back muscles.
  • Increases blood saturation in the lungs, thus improving oxygen supply and removal of carbon dioxide.
  • Strengthens the heart muscles, resulting in higher efficiency, lower pulse rate and blood pressure.
  • Increases blood saturation, resulting in improved alertness, brightness, and intellect.
  • Faster reflexes, and improved correction recovery time in the case of a false step or imminent fall.
  • Highly effective for prevention and cure of colic.
Furthermore, with a TRC computer equipped exerciser you can train the five factors that, according to the Testing Station for Horse Husbandry in Lelystad, the Netherlands, most determine the performance of the horse. These are:
  • Character: focused tempo training, whereby horses sometimes are pushed to their limits.
  • Quality of the legs: short and intense stimulation (interval training) improves the bone tissue.
  • Coordination: varying movements by applying different speeds.
    Suppleness: less stiffness.
  • Reflexes: great improvement thus considerably less risk of injury.
Scientific and practical research over a period of several years shows what a good exerciser can achieve with the right use (along with adequate nutrition):
  • Fewer health problems.
  • Significantly fewer leg and hoof problems.
  • Better muscle development, especially the back muscles.
  • Improved suppleness and reflexes.
  • Significantly fewer injuries.
  • Less risk of ataxic defects (free walk).
  • 60% less risk of osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD).
  • Less risk of arthritis.
The Belebro horse exerciser consists of the following components:
  • Free-moving exerciser (walk or training)
  • Separations
  • Dust prevention provision
  • Footing and Fencing

REHAB & FITNESS PACKAGE

$800
  • per month
  • Box Stall/Paddock/Pasture (depending on needs of horse)
  • DMS (Deep Muscle Stimulator Massager) 20 Minutes // 3 Times per week
  • *Daily Graining and Blanketing
  • “Back on Track” Full Body Cover // 3 hours per day
  • Belebro Horse Exerciser
  • Ice-Vibe Tendon, Hock, and Knee boots after exercise