A well-conditioned horse performs better, physically and mentally than one out of shape. Proper training is the difference between a winning horse and an injured horse. However, it can be time-consuming and difficult to keep even a small group of horses fit. The challenge of hiring good, reliable help is costly and risky, with no guarantees.
Implementing a horse walker into your horses’ exercise routine is a safe, affordable, and practical option at a fraction of the cost of paying an employee. It also saves you significantly more time.
What is a horse walker?
Sometimes called a hot walker or horse exerciser, a horse walker is a device that encourages horses to move in a circular pattern at a set pace for a set amount of time. A centralized motor powers the device, and arms extend from the center to guide the horses and regulate the speed of the movement. Kiser Ranch Development offers two high-end horse walkers, Priefert and ProWalk horse walkers.
Priefert Horse Walker and ProWalk Horse Walker brands offer different models of walkers, including lead and panel walkers, touch-screen or push-button control systems, and varying sizes. With these options, you are sure to find the walker that best fits your facility.
Benefits of a horse walker:
- Exercise multiple horses at once
- Keep horses at peak condition regardless of schedule
- Save time and money
- The list goes on!
How much does a horse walker cost?
How long should a horse be on a horse walker?
The amount of time spent on a horse walker depends on the physical condition of the horse. Ideally, the horse should spend an equal amount of time going in both directions. If you’re unsure where to start your horse, consult your veterinarian.
How do you install and maintain a horse walker?
- planning your installation in an area with enough room to maneuver parts and equipment,
- make sure you have power access nearby,
- plan to create a foundation for your central motor mechanism,
- make sure the area drains well,
- and choose a safe and secure surface material
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