TRACK LIFE BENEFITS
Life on track can benefit and optimise your horse's health in many ways. For horses with no medical issues at all, track life still increases fitness and builds muscle, helps with weight loss and stimulates those beautiful barefoot feet.
For those with medical issues or specific requirements, track life can work wonders.
Here are two great examples - Bob and Orca. Bob is a great example of how track systems can encourage weight loss and movement naturally while Orca is a great example of how tracks build and strengthen muscle, increasing their fitness. If you would like to view more before and afters, please click here.
A few track life benefits -
> Tracks encourage movement, helping with overall fitness levels without in hand or ridden work.
> Build and strengthen muscle.
> Aids in weight loss for overweight or obese horses.
> Allows us to manage their diet without restricting their movement or turnout.
> With tracks come herds, encouraging natural behaviour with their species, often reducing anxiety and stress.
> Tracks allow for continuous turn out with shelter options available.
> Tracks are mentally stimulating, helping with boredom or stressy behaviours.
> Horses can learn to self regulate on tracks with adlib hay, helping with food guarding.
> The movement from track stimulates healthy hoof growth.
> Tracks help with stiffness and swelling from long periods of standing still.
> Your horse can freely choose when to eat, drink, sleep, run and play.
* These are the benefits we have observed from our own track systems*