Equine students visit state-of-the-art Hydrotherapy Centre
Level 2 Equine students enjoyed an educational trip to a Moulton Hydrotherapy Centre this week, where they were assessed alongside their Competition Grooming unit of work.
MOULTON, Northamptonshire — Level 2 Equine students enjoyed an educational trip to a Moulton Hydrotherapy Centre in Moulton, Northamptonshire this week, where they were assessed alongside their Competition Grooming unit of work.
Students were tasked with preparing a horse for loading, managing the loading and unloading of livestock and showcased their preparation techniques for equine competitions.
The trip also linked to their current learning modules surrounding Complementary Therapies. Students were able to view a range of Complementary Therapies at a state-of-the-art purpose built unit which included a swimming lane, solarium, cold spa, aqua treadmill and weighbridge.
Students were able to observe the aqua treadmill in action, by assessing the Oaklands College horses on the state-of-the-art equipment, whilst learning about the rehabilitation and training benefits of such equipment.
Students were able to identify the muscular benefits to horses that are exposed to the Hydrotherapy Centre, Oaklands College Equine Yard Manager Emma Chuck said:
“Students were able to identify the benefits of the aqua treadmill is more of a muscular workout than cardiovascular, they were then able to observe the difference in muscle tone between a fit competition horse and a younger, less developed horse who is not yet in ridden work.”