Aqua Treadmills

Pure Equine working in partnership with ECB Equine to provide a Aqua Treadmill

Experience the future of equine care with the Aqua Equine Treadmill! Enhance your horse's fitness, rehabilitation, and overall well-being with this cutting-edge technology. Invest in their health today and see the difference tomorrow!

Benefits of Aqua Treadmill

  • Low-Impact Exercise: Aqua treadmills provide low-impact exercise, which is especially beneficial for horses recovering from injuries or surgeries. The buoyancy of the water reduces stress on the joints, tendons, and ligaments, allowing for gentle conditioning and rehabilitation.

  • Improved Muscle Conditioning: Water resistance provides a unique form of resistance training for horses. As they move their legs against the water's resistance, they can build and tone muscle more effectively than on a traditional treadmill or on solid ground.

  • Enhanced Cardiovascular Fitness: Aqua treadmill workouts can help improve a horse's cardiovascular fitness by increasing their heart rate while maintaining low-impact conditions. This is valuable for horses returning to competitive activities or improving overall stamina.

  • Weight Management: The buoyancy of the water can support horses with weight management issues. Overweight horses can exercise without excessive stress on their joints, which can be particularly important for maintaining overall health.

  • Improved Range of Motion: Aqua treadmills can help horses regain or maintain their range of motion, especially after injuries or surgeries. The gentle resistance of water encourages joint flexibility and can prevent stiffness.

  • Reduced Swelling and Inflammation: Submerging a horse's limbs in cold water can help reduce swelling and inflammation, which is particularly useful for post-operative recovery or managing chronic conditions like arthritis.

  • Controlled Environment: Aqua treadmills allow for precise control over water depth, speed, and duration of exercise, making it easier for veterinarians and trainers to tailor rehabilitation programs to each horse's specific needs.

  • Psychological Benefits: The soothing nature of water and the controlled environment can reduce stress and anxiety in horses, which can contribute to faster recovery and improved mental well-being.

  • Cross-Training: Aqua treadmills can complement traditional training methods and provide a change of routine for horses, helping prevent boredom and mental fatigue.

Customise Your Aqua Treadmill

  • Pit or Ramp Accessibility
  • Single or Three Phase
  • 50Hz or 60Hz
  • Twin Tank, Inline or Inline Opposite Arrangements
  • Platform & HMI avaliable on either side
  • Doors able to be opened either side
  • Heater or Chiller avaliable
  • Acyrlic or Glass avaliable
  • The aqua treadmill comes packed full with technology to achieve the full benefits for your horse(s) and make user interaction as simple as possible.

  • The treadmill has several variables including incline, water depth and belt speed allowing for adjustable intensity of training depending on each horses requiements.

  • Performance analysis features, combined with an internal programmable database will enable operators to select training or rehabilitation routines for individual horses.

  • Operators will be able monitor and log sessions for a making for a unique interaction for each horse.



  • Pit or Ramp horse entry points available.
  • Platform fitted to either side of treadmill as of customers preference.


  • Pit Treadmill: 3885mm (L) x 2590mm (W)
  • Ramp Treadmill: 6977mm (L) x 2590mm (W)

Electrical Requirements

  • Power Supply: Country dependent but can be supplied in either 50 or 60Hz.
  • Power Phase: Single or Three Phase.

Water Specification

  • Water Connection Supply: 3/4" BSP
  • Adjustable water level.
  • High speed fill.
  • Suitable for saltwater use.
  • Automatic dosing system.

Technology & Safety Features

  • Incline training
  • Automatic Chlorine Dosing
  • Adjustable speed up to 12kph.
  • Full view glass doors & side panels
  • Variable speed settings
  • 10.1" touchscreen HMI
  • Programmable
  • Data logging
  • Toughened glass
  • Quick release breast bars
  • UV sanitation

Optional Extras

  • Heart rate
  • Weighing
  • Water Heater
  • Chiller Unit
  • Higher Water Level

Choosing Between Aqua and Dry Equine Treadmills

Aqua and dry equine treadmills are both specialized workout tools created to offer controlled and specific exercises for horses. However, they vary in their operational methods and the environments where they are utilised.

  • Aqua Treadmills

    Operating Environment:

    • Aqua treadmills operate in a pool or tank filled with water. The horse walks or exercises on a moving belt submerged in water.


    • Water provides buoyancy, reducing the impact on the horse's joints and supporting its weight. This can be particularly beneficial for rehabilitation and conditioning, as it lessens stress on limbs.


    • The water provides natural resistance, requiring more effort from the horse to move its limbs through the water. This resistance helps build muscle strength.


    • Aqua treadmills are often used in rehabilitation programs for horses recovering from injuries or surgeries due to the reduced impact and increased support provided by water.


    • Water level and resistance can often be adjusted to accommodate different horses, their fitness levels, and specific exercise requirements.
  • Dry Treadmills

    Operating Environment:

    • Dry equine treadmills operate on a continuous belt, similar to human treadmills. The horse exercises on a dry surface without any water involvement.


    • While it provides a controlled environment, a dry treadmill does not offer the buoyancy of water. The impact on joints is relatively higher compared to aqua treadmills.


    • Dry treadmills are versatile and can be used for various exercises, including walking, trotting, cantering workouts. They are not limited to rehabilitation but can also be used for general fitness and conditioning.

    Lower Maintenance Requirements:

    • Dry treadmills generally have simpler maintenance requirements compared to aqua treadmills. They do not involve water systems that require filtration, cleaning, or monitoring for optimal functionality.

    Traditional Training Simulation:

    • Dry treadmills provide an environment closer to traditional ground-based training, making them suitable for simulating real-life riding and training scenarios.
    Further Dry Treadmill Information 

While both types of treadmills offer valuable benefits, the choice between aqua and dry equine treadmills often depends on the specific goals, preferences, and needs of the horse, trainer, and facility.

  • Rehabilitation Needs: If a horse requires low-impact rehabilitation, an aqua treadmill may be more suitable.
  • General Fitness and Conditioning: For overall fitness and conditioning without the need for water therapy, a dry treadmill may be preferred.
  • Space Requirements: Aqua treadmills may require more space due to the water tank, while dry treadmills are usually more compact.
  • Training Goals: The choice may also depend on specific training goals, such as building muscle strength or cardiovascular fitness.

Aqua Treadmill FAQ's

Is training required for horses to use an aqua equine treadmill?

Horses may need some training to become accustomed to walking on the treadmill in water. Gradual introduction and positive reinforcement can help them feel comfortable and confident.

Can aqua equine treadmills be used for both exercise and rehabilitation?

Yes, aqua equine treadmills are versatile and can serve both purposes. They are often used for conditioning, training, and therapeutic rehabilitation.

What types of injuries or conditions can be addressed with an aqua equine treadmill?

Aqua treadmills can be beneficial for horses recovering from various injuries, including musculoskeletal issues, joint problems, and lameness. They provide a controlled environment for rehabilitation exercises.

Can aqua treadmills be used for warm-up and cool-down sessions?

Yes, aqua treadmills are suitable for warm-up and cool-down sessions. Adjusting the water level and treadmill speed allows for a controlled transition in and out of the exercise routine.

Are there specific safety features in aqua equine treadmills?

Safety features include emergency stop buttons, non-slip surfaces, and secure entry and exit points. Regular maintenance checks on the equipment are also essential for safety.

What is the depth of the water in an aqua equine treadmill?

  • The water depth is adjustable between 0-1100mm to accommodate different horse sizes and exercise needs. Generally during sessions, the water level is set to cover the lower limbs of the horse to provide buoyancy and resistance.

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