A few days ago we found a curious video on the Internet -which we will share with you soon-, in which a curious horse jumped into a children’s pool. Horses are very intelligent and playful, and they are almost always seen walking through the fields or sleeping in the garden, but this time this noble steed wanted to beat the heat by taking a dip in a small pool that he found near the stable where he lives.
The animal first looked at the pool, since it was a very strange object for him, then sniffed the water and then withdrew. A few seconds passed and the animal returned to the pool, because his curiosity was stronger.
He kept sniffing the water for a while and without thinking twice, he went into the pool to take a dip and cool off from the heat. Some specialists comment that horses are very sociable animals and that they love water , since especially at this time of year, it helps keep their skin fresh.
But it is that, in addition to a temptation to cool off, swimming pools are great allies of horses for the recovery of certain sports injuries.
In the Veterinary Clinical Hospital of the Alfonso X el Sabio University there is a special pool for rehabilitation exercises for horses.
As if it were the rehabilitation unit of any hospital, this veterinary center treats its patients with the best care and the latest technology. The pool helps to strengthen the muscles and achieve full recovery so that the animals can even return to competition.
As those responsible for the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Area of ??this hospital assure, swimming is one of the best exercises to recover an injured animal. Introduced in a giant heated pool, the veterinarian helps the animal in the recovery exercises in a time that is equivalent to a work session at a trot on a horse pool track.
Inside the pool they have an area with a treadmill, which allows the horses to rehabilitate themselves at a controlled speed and inclination and to carry out stress tests, to check how long they last under certain parameters.
The horses that normally come to this hospital have suffered some type of musculoskeletal injury or some disease of the digestive system, although they also treat many other injuries that horses suffer in their training or in competition, usually in the tendons or in the joints.
XXL operating rooms
The Veterinary Clinical Hospital also has facilities adapted to small and large animals, in which more than 5,000 pets receive assistance each year. Some of the most particular rooms are the horse operating rooms, one for traumatology and the other for colic surgery, fully adapted to these large animals and in which state-of-the-art surgery is performed.
In these operating rooms the horses receive the appropriate surgery for their pathology and after it they can stay hospitalized in the different boxes of the intensive care unit. In addition, they receive intensive assistance and surveillance 24 hours a day in the admission boxes, neonatology or in those adapted to neurological patients. You can call it horse pool or equine pool also.