Using a Belebro walker (or ‘European’ horse walker) can positively affect the health and usability of horses. Just putting a 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 find enough food.

Research at the Testing Station for Horse Husbandry in Lelystad (Holland) has shown that nutrition and exercise are the two key factors in determining horse health – especially the quality of the legs.

The Belebro horse walker is an essential component of a Seawalker (along with their buildings and fencing) and the quality is second to none. All these components are designed with the psychology of the horse in mind – their need to be able to see around them and to have the space to enjoy the experience. This minimises handling difficulties, maximises exercising effect and provides a safe and enjoyable environment for horses and handlers!

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

  • Used correctly, Seawalker is probably the most significant step forward ever in the training of the equine athlete…

    Mary Bromiley MBE FCSP SRP World-renowned equine physiotherapist
  • Cross-training in the Seawalker produces a stronger, more stable and balanced musculoskeletal system. This is likely to produce more confidence in the equine athlete and frequently a greater willingness to push itself that bit further. Walking through the water encourages the horses to adopt self-carriage. Working in such a way is an ideal scenario for all horses…

    Rob Jackson BVetMed MRCVS Veterinary surgeon to the British Endurance Team
  • We have already experienced many individual cases in the short time of having the Seawalker but of particular note was that leg joints and fetlocks tightened up in all horses, the effect was noticeable within days…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • A common problem with racehorses is that post-training the muscles can ‘tie up’ or seize. This is very painful for a horse and we found once again that a 20 minute session in the Seawalker before and after riding controlled this problem better than any medication…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • For the sprinting thoroughbreds a 20 minute session on the Seawalker before training would loosen up the muscles and we found the horses moved remarkably better directly after…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • We have already experienced many individual cases in the short time of having the Seawalker but of particular note was that leg joints and fetlocks tightened up in all horses, the effect was noticeable within days…

    Various trainers under confidentiality restrictions
  • The potential performance gains of an altitude training strategy will outweigh all other forms of modern sports science interventions.

    Ben Holliss PHD Performance Scientist, British Swimming
  • At altitude the horse can work at a much lower speed to get the same cardiovascular response

    Jeremy Gask Trainer of Medicean Man
  • I can definitely feel the lack of strength, flexibility and especial lack of muscle mass that Henry is displaying this year compared to last year when he was on a Vitafloor each day.

    Peter Atkins Member Australian WEG Team
  • The Vitafloor is great for the horses warming up or cooling down as it stimulates muscles gently.

    Louise Cornwell Longholes Ltd
  • My Vitafloor is an intrinsic part of our training and fitness programme. All the horses on the yard use it every week throughout the year; this includes the hunters, eventers and my children's ponies. I feel the floor improves muscle stability and tone. It is a vital piece of equipment for Team Taylor and I would not be without it.

    Izzy Taylor
  • The new Equivia gallop surface has stood up to the huge amount of rain we have had perfectly. No standing water anywhere and riding extremely well. Our covered ride was dusty and uneven so the old surface was completely removed and replaced with Equivia. The surface has been absolutely perfect for the job. The new gallop on the downs (which we call the Side Glance gallop) has been great and we have used it a lot!

    Ian Balding After renovation of the Loch Song gallop at Kingsclere
  • The Vitafloor® is a great addition for our competition horses. It really helps to keep them in top shape, sound and healthy!

    S. Peters Dressage San Diego, California USA, spetersdressage.com
  • We use Vitafloor® every day and it helps our horses to recover after tough training.

    Daniel Zetterman Swedish National Team, Linderod, Sweden, www.springfieldfarm.se
  • The Vitafloor® is very user-friendly and practical in design. Since using it, my horses are fitter and more relaxed with improved musculature. It also helps prevent tying-up. …our family-owned racehorse ‘Mikado’ has shown great improvement using Vitafloor®.

    Bob Leonard Racing Las Cruzes, New Mexico USA
  • Peas & Carrots became racehorse of the year twice in Sweden with help from our Vitafloor®!

    Lennart Reuterskiöld Jr. Svedala, Sweden, lrjunior.se
  • We use the Vitafloor® on all our trotters and it makes them stronger and smoother.

    Helena Burman Trainer of Jackal Face, Sweden
  • I can definitely feel the lack of strength, flexibility and especial lack of muscle mass that Henry is displaying this year compared to last year when he was on a Vitafloor each day.

    Peter Atkins Member Australian WEG Team, Ocala, Florida USA
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