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.
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