Create a rehab facility with a difference. This service industry has really taken off in recent years but many yards have similar facilities which do little to differentiate one from another, other than attitude to care and location. A Seawalker equine water walker will create interest and publicity and, due its scale, will enable a potentially unrivalled volume of traffic through it over the course of a day.
Lay-up + recuperation
Start or add to a business providing the ultimate post-race recuperation therapy and send horses back into training fighting fit – unridden but toned and ready for work.
Training + racetracks
Existing facilities around the world with our equipment explain that their horses are fitter, sounder and less prone to injury from training in the Seawalker and that horses that have suffered from relevant injury benefit enormously from rehabilitative treatment. These unique and substantial benefits could enable you to secure higher training fees and attract more owners to your facility.
Some working guestimates:
Capital repayment 12 months
- Variables to consider but let’s say $560,000 investment to complete a 6 horse installation.
- We anticipate that a half hour Seawalker session can be charged at $50.
- We assume 1½ sessions can be achieved in a one hour period to allow for loading and unloading.
- We assume an average 50% occupancy and an 8 hour working day, 6 days per week, 50 weeks per year.
$50 (rate) x3 (occupancy) x1.5 (sessions per hour) x8 (hours) x6 (days) x50 (weeks) = $540,000
Stats: Daily horse traffic: 36 Weekly: 216 Annual: 10,800
Capital repayment 8 months
Improve occupancy to 75% (4.5 horses per session):
$50 (rate) x4.5 (occupancy) x1.5 (sessions per hour) x8 (hours) x6 (days) x50 (weeks) = $810,000
Capital repayment 6 months
Improve occupancy to 100% (6 horses per session):
$50 (rate) x6 (occupancy) x1.5 (sessions per hour) x8 (hours) x6 (days) x50 (weeks) = $1,080,000