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Things happen. Life gets busy. Injuries occur. Then, to top it all off, competition is always on the horizon. The question of the day is – how do you combat busy seasons and injuries, along with looking down the barrel of the gun of upcoming competition? The answer? Swimming!

 Yes, You heard us right – Swimming. Finding a professional facility to swim your horse(s) at could save you and your horse loads of time, as well as protect them from future injuries. Take a look below at the top 7 reason why you should be swimming your horse!

7 Reasons Why You Should Swim Your Horse

  • Helps with rehabilitation following an injury. 
  • Low Impact 
  • Improves cardiovascular and respiratory strength/endurance
  • Reduces the chance of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Mental stimulation is increased
  • 2 * 1 ratio to regular exercise. Meaning if you swim a horse for 7 days that is the equivalent of 14 days of traditional riding. This SAFELY cuts your time in half when legging horses up, to get back to competition. 
  • Increase career longevity for your equine partner

For more on information on keeping your equine partner(s) happy and healthy click HERE!