Here are some benefits of the Molenkoning rail gliding horse walker:
Natural Movement: Horses can move more freely and naturally, as they aren't restricted by tethers. This can help in promoting relaxation and a more consistent gait.
Safety: With no ropes or tethers, there's a reduced risk of entanglement or injury. Horses can stop, speed up, or slow down based on their comfort.
Stress Reduction: The rail walker reduces stress for horses because they aren’t constrained. They can see their surroundings and react more naturally to any external stimuli.
More Horse-Friendly: Some horses feel more at ease and relaxed when not being tethered, making the training or conditioning process smoother.
Simulates Herd Dynamics: In larger rail walkers, multiple horses can be exercised at once, simulating a more natural herd dynamic. This can be beneficial for socialization.
Versatility in Training: Trainers can use the rail walker for a variety of exercises, not just walking or trotting. They can introduce new elements or obstacles within the rail system to diversify training.
Less Wear and Tear: With no central rotating mechanism, there might be less maintenance and wear and tear over time.
Space Utilization: Depending on the design, the middle of the rail walker can be used for other purposes, such as a round pen or a lounging area.
Aesthetic Appeal: The rail walker can have a more modern and streamlined appearance, which can enhance the overall look of an equestrian facility.
Adaptable to Weather: With appropriate roofing or covering, the rail walker can be used in various weather conditions, ensuring consistent exercise for the horses.
Easier Introduction for Horses: New or young horses might find the rail system less intimidating than traditional tethered systems, making the introduction to the walker a smoother process.