Two-storey high stable complex
Our complex is well equipped with the stable’s own weighing scale, an ice machine and an ice bucket spa. The main stable comprises of 2 storeys. The downstairs is fully air-conditioned, and is great for horses that need to acclimatise to the hot weather. Upstairs the boxes are made to a more open plan style, the horses can see each other and have slight contact. This is useful for horses who fret and need company.
Methodical feeding and regular grooming for the horses are part of the stable care. In addition Julie Burridge ensures that the horses maintain optimal health by adopting up to date non-invasive therapies.
It is the norm that all racehorses work in an intense training environment. They are exposed to daily work levels that keep increasing as part of pre-race training.
What sets us aside from other racehorse trainers is the fact that we have equipment company on their feet as long as is possible.
The following therapies are applied regularly to ensure that the racehorses remain in peak condition.
- E-TRAKKA Blanket – A technology for data collection
- Game Ready System
- Ice Machine
- Equssiage Massage Machine
- 10 horse walking machine
- World-class Farrier on site
- Equine Inhaler to help treat respiratory conditions and air-way allergies
Benefits of Treadmill use
The treadmill traditionally has been used as a research tool or in clinical diagnostic testing. However with the development of the high speed treadmill it has become more popular as a training tool.
We are able to control the intensity, the volume of work and the duration of the work. This is a major advantage when doing high quality galloping work.
The treadmill serves an ideal tool for interval training, with both distance and speed being accurately controlled. Research shows that the inclined treadmill forces the hind limbs to carry more weight and to provide greater propulsion. This is an ideal approach to assist in the muscular development of the hind limbs during training. The level of stress applied, speed and duration of gallops with each work out can be monitored by the use of heart rate monitors or by measurements of blood lactate concentrations.
The treadmill also provides an opportunity to nurse race track injuries such as tendons or joint problems, or control the work regime for an overly strong track worker. The treadmill belt provides a smooth, consistent surface, eliminating injuries from uneven footing.
Improvements in a horse’s fitness can be detected by its exercise and recovery heart rates. Heart rate monitors play an important part of Steven’s treadmill training.
Steven gallops 2 to 4 horses daily on the treadmill and looks at all the recovery heart rates to ensure that the horse is improving his condition and not under or over working during specific workouts.