Canterbury Race Horses Take To On-Site Swimming Pool

Canterbury Race Horses Take To On-Site Swimming Pool


EVERY WEEKEND CANTERBURY PARK BRINGS IN FANS OF HORSE RACING. THE REAL WORK HAPPENS OFF THE TRACK. TRAINERS WORK WITH THE HORSES EVERY DAY, GETTING THEM READY FOR THE RACES. RACHEL SHOWS US HOW THE HORSES ARE GIVING THE POOL A DIFFERENT TRAINING EXPERIENCE. Reporter: SOME TRAINERS IMMEDIATELY HEAD TO THE TRACK. OTHERS PREFER A SLOW WARM-UP. THAT’S CAPTAIN GLORY. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT SWIMMER. Reporter: NEVADA’S HORSES ARE KNOWN TO START THEIR DAY WITH A DIP IN THE CANTERBURY POOL. IT FRESHENS THEM UP AND GETS THEM FEELING GOOD AND EASIER ON THE MUSCLES. Reporter: THINK OF THE ANIMALS AS ATHLETES. SUCCESS CAN BE FOUND IN SWITCHING UP THE ROUTINE. THEY’RE BUCKING AND SQUEALING AND COME OUT OF THE POOL GOOD. Reporter: WATER TAKES OFF THE WEIGHT ON TIRED JOINTS BUT BUILDS STAMINA THAT TRANSLATES TO THE TRACK. IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. Reporter: OSCAR IS THE TRAINING THAT RUNS THE POOL. KEEPING THEM OFF THE WALL IS IMPORTANT SO THEY’RE NOT KICKING IT. HELPS TO KEEP THEIR SHOES ON AND WHAT NOT. Reporter: EXTRA HANDS ARE NEED TODAY HELP THAT FIRST-TIME SWIMMER. THE FIRST TIME THEY DON’T HAVE A CLUE ON WHAT IS GOING ON. AND A LOT OF THEM WILL RUSH IN, DIVE IN LIKE LITTLE SHAMUS. THEY’RE NOT SURE OF IT. Reporter: IT’S A WORKOUT THAT COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE LATER THAT DAY. A LOT OF SWIMMERS WE HAVE HAD THIS SUMMER MAKE IT TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE. THE POOL WAS BUILT AS A THERAPY POOL TO HELP INJURED HORSES. CANTERBURY PARK IS ONE OF THE

7 thoughts on “Canterbury Race Horses Take To On-Site Swimming Pool

  1. It actually makes more sense to use the pool. A horse who is going to race in a couple of hours doesn't need over exercising. Over exercising could result in injuries as easily as under exercising. Swimming isn't a weight bearing activity, but it still builds muscle tone and stamina.

  2. You forgot to do the story on how many horses go under, cracked their head on the side of the cement pool and die and then Canterbury has to announce on the back side across the loudspeaker system that the pool is closed because they have a floater, and I mean a dead horse in the pool.

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