Icing horses legs becomes a thing of the past as the salt water, chilled to almost freezing reduces inflammation from daily training and previous injuries. Salt water encourages hoof growth and the load bearing aspect of training in a Seawalker helps Laminitic horses while the cold cools the feet and relieves pain. The cooling and ‘tightening’ effect of the chilled salt water reduces Distal Limb Oedema following work and helps in reducing general low-grade inflammatory limb conditions.
- You can significantly reduce the time involved (man-hours) in icing horses legs on a daily basis…
Furthermore, the salt content of the water does not support microbial growth, therefore the water remains suitable for use without the addition of harmful chemicals like chlorine that can have a damaging effect on skin (for horses and handlers!).
In addition, recent human studies (Kellet et al 2005 | Al-Ansari et al 2010 and others) have demonstrated the possibility of a protective or otherwise beneﬁcial effect on the respiratory system from the inhalation of nebulised saline, produced above the surface by a Seawalker working at the recommended water temperature of 4°C.