Does swimming help condition ?
This is kinda a spin off. My work schedule makes it hard to train. A little info...my long week at work 5 and a half days and then on my short week I only work 2 days. To make things worse I have to haul out to ride
(26 miles one way). It is almost impossible to ride on my long week at work. and on my short week I ride 3 sometime 4 days. So I am always worried I am not getting enough ride time in to do the longer distances (50s). There is a place pretty close to me where I can take my horse to swin in a beautiful pool. So I have been taking him once a week.
Is there any fitness benifit to this? He seems to get quite a workout.
any pros or cons?
Also posted on a another site
when i inquired w/ my vet about benefits of swimming
for my mare recuperating from a suspensory tear she told me that she doesn't care for swimming so much b/c horses swim inverted. she instead recommended underwater treadmill as a better alternative.
so maybe keeping that in mind make sure that you do some long and low workouts after her swimming sessions?