HydroHorse Inc. designs and builds underwater treadmill
systems for horses (also known as aquatreds, or aquacisers), as
well as post-surgery recovery pools.
New! Ground level concrete HydroCisor with water chiller available!
We are now able to add a saltwater chiller/heater unit to our HydroCisor models. These 5 ton chiller units are able to cool water in just a few hours. The minimum space required for a walk through unit is 5' wide and 12' long. It has built in jacuzzi jets, and the filtration set up allows the system to reuse its water.
Please Contact Us for pricing and further details
Digital Controls Available!
All new production units now include an advanced digital control system. The new Digital Control Panel adds several new and exciting features such as:
- Built in Timers
- Distance Horse 'traveled'
- Current treadmill speed (in mph, kph, fps, etc)
- Count down timers
- All shown on a large high-contrast HydroHorse Blue display.
Have an older model and want the benefits of Digital?
No problem, we also have retrofit kits to add the Time-Distance and Speed measuring to your existing system. Give us a call at
for more information.
How the Equine Treadmill Systems Work:
The HydroHorse Inc. Submerged Treadmill Systems are a high tech engineering
combination of a treadmill, whirlpool, and swimming pool. They are
designed to aid in the therapeutic healing, strengthening, conditioning,
and training of all types of horses. In essence, the horse is partially
buoyant in a specially designed water filled tank, which at the
same time allows contact with the treadmill.
||Unlike traditional swimming pool therapy, the horse can exercise
in a controlled environment, using its normal gait and the same
muscles as in use while exercising on the track without undue
stress or trauma.
This form of exercise in temperature controlled water with the
powerful therapeutic effects derived from the system’s Jacuzzi
jets ensures proper and controlled conditioning for virtually every
facet of the animal’s body while reducing concussion and thus
rendering the equine athlete to be better equipped to withstand
the rigors of performance and to remain competitive for longer periods
of time. Equine treadmills are also known as Aquatreds, or Aquacisers
but the function remains the same.
How Treadmills Help Horses Recover From Injuries:
Our aquatred systems
may be used for treating injuries such as bowed tendons, pulled
suspensory ligaments, bucked shins, and saucer fractures,
quarter cracks or foot problems and generally for the rehabilitation
of the animal after any injury or surgery. The lungs and heart
of the animal receive maximum conditioning, which increases
their capacity thus minimizing possibility of bleeding while
performing. Bones become denser and more compact and the tendency
of the perisoteum of the cannon bones becoming inflamed is
greatly reduced and can be virtually eliminated with the aid
of a treadmill.
Properly controlled exercise in the treadmill adds significant
tone and conditioning to the back and stifle muscles and would make
‘tying up’ during the early stages of training less
apt to occur. There are known cases, where a horse was badly injured
but after treatment on a treadmill system, came back to be a winner!
Why Treadmills are Better for Horses:
||HydroHorse Inc. Systems are designed to relieve stress. They have
been proven to be powerful tools for rehabilitation, training
and conditioning of horses as the animals are less traumatized
because they remain in contact with a solid surface beneath
them, under controlled conditions.
Our systems allow a horse to exercise basically the same muscles,
tendons, and ligaments used when working out on the track without
the constant unyielding concussion of the surface track. The buoyancy
of the water displaces approximately 40% to 45% of the body weight
– while contact with the treadmill and thrust of working against
the water still affords sufficient concussion to promote bone density
and encourage muscle development, while minimizing injury. This
cannot be achieved in a conventional swimming pool where movement
involves "up-hill" thrusts and an unnatural ‘all-out’
type of flexation, which could be harmful and could cause ‘stress’
and ‘trauma’ for the animal.
How HydroHorse Inc. Treadmill Systems Help in Conditioning:
|Early conditioning on treadmill systems helps tendons, ligaments
and joint capsules to tighten and increase in tensile strength
and thus prepares a horse for the heavier training required
to prepare the animal for the race track or equestrian shows.
Additionally, this form of hydrotherapy involves a massaging
action produced by air and water jets, which create a whirlpool
effect smoother and more constant than can be done by hand.
Horses love this relaxing and invigorating form of training and both
vets & trainers agree that this hydrotherapy system is physically
and psychologically beneficial to the animal.