Julie Ellis, a lecturer in equine therapy at Warwickshire College, has explained why the water treadmill for horses is important and useful in their recovery.
The college have one in their new rehabilitation centre, which was opened today by Zara Phillips.
The UK's first water treadmill for horses has been on show today, at the official opening of Warwickshire College's equine rehabilitation centre.
It is used to help horses recover from leg injuries using low-impact techniques.
Zara Phillips has been in Warwickshire to open an Equine Therapy and Rehab Centre, which is the first of its kind in the UK.
The Olympic equestrian unveiled a plaque at Warwickshire College's Moreton Morrell site to mark the occasion.
The college has built the facility to help out with its courses in equine management, equitation coaching and equine therapy and rehabilitation.
The centre includes the only equine water treadmill in the country, which is used for helping a horse to full movement with only a low impact on the horse.
It also houses a hydrotherapy spa for lower leg treatment, and purpose built stalls for therapeutic techniques.
Money which has been set aside to promote sport after the 2012 London Games, is being given to Radway Riding School in Warwickshire.
Around £13,000 is being used by the school to offer fifty additional riding sessions a week.
Henry Boswell, a dressage rider who is hoping to compete in Rio 2016, wants to see more children benefit from horse riding.
Three of the Midlands' most successful sporting elites will today be appointed as ambassadors for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
Olympic and Paralympic equestrian champions Lee Pearson CBE from Stoke-on-Trent, and Carl Hester MBE, will today visit the Operational Headquarters at Strensham where they'll be officially appointed ambassadors.
Although unable to attend, Nick Skelton OBE has also been commissioned.
All three Team GB equestrian stars won gold medals in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Lee Pearson OBE, Ten time gold medal dressage rider and Honorary Doctorate at Staffordshire University, currently lives in Cheddleton, Staffordshire.
Sophie Wells from Lincoln has won her second silver medal of the games after scoring 81.150 in the Individual Freestyle Dressage - Grade IV. She adds this morning's success to an individual silver and team gold won earlier in the week.
With a gold and silver medal already to her name, Wells will be looking for her first individual gold today.Read the full story ›
Staffordshire's Lee Pearson missed out in his attempt for a record-equalling 11th Paralympic gold medal but said bronze was the best he could have hoped for.
The 38-year-old came third in the freestyle dressage, taking his tally at the London Paralympics to a gold, silver and bronze.
He was beaten by the Grade Ib freestyle winner, Austrian Pepo Puch, while Finland's Katja Karjalainen won silver.
Pearson admitted it is probably his last medal with gelding Gentleman who was struggling physically towards the end.
The father of ParalympicsGB equestrian star Sophie Wells from Newark has told Central News of his joy at his daughter's success:
"It's just a feeling of immense pride. This is something we're been working towards for 8 years and today is a culmination of all that toil."
Sophie Wells posted an international personal best score of 75.906% to put herself in a great position to win her first Paralympic medal as part of ParalympicGB's dressage team.