How does treatment go?

Before and throughout water therapy treatment, horses are assessed according to the 10-point veterinary standard scale.

Horses’ heart rates are monitored and recorded weekly (or more often if needed) to assess their fitness, pain and stress levels and plan their week of workouts.

Starting in early morning, horses are led from their stalls and lined up beside the pool, where they are observed for signs of pain, lameness, stress and other issues as they await their workouts.

Photographs and/or videos of horses’ workouts are provided with verbal reports at least weekly.

Ultraviolet lights oxidize the water, creating a hyperbaric chamber to help heal injuries and regenerate tissue while naturally sanitizing the pool.

Cold water promotes healing by minimizing swelling and increasing blood circulation. This is critical in the care and treatment of foundering and injected hocks.