Gently Used High Speed Treadmill and Hypoxic Unit Available
Above is the actual machine in operation near Paris, KY. Only used a handful of times and retailing for $115,000 this model from Equigym is now available for purchase, please contact the owner directly – as all offers will be considered:
Dana Soucy, Sapphire Creek Farm
And here is a brief video of the machine in action:
And if you are the adventurous type, here is a revolutionary piece of equipment that provides Intermittent Hypoxic Training:
A while back I wrote about how the 2 longest shot Kentucky Derby winners of the modern era both had altitude training in common:
In some countries, this can be managed due to huge geographical differences in elevations between training center and racetracks, but that is mostly impossible in the US outside of New Mexico.
However, Intermittent Hypoxic Training (IHT) has a host of benefits outside of conditioning racehorses, most of which I must confess I never considered.
1. You can acclimatize horses prior to significant air travel.
2. You can enhance the reproductive process in mares and foals by stimulating oxygen metabolism.
3. You can mitigate some of the damage due to EIPH. Remember, even racing with Lasix doesn’t always completely stop pulmonary bleeding.
See the system in action here:
As with the treadmill, please contact the owner directly with any offers. Here is the contact info:
Leonie Seesing, Equigym
I firmly believe that in the future we will develop the next Secretariat through advances in technology applied to veterinary care and the conditioning process, rather than wait for the genetic lotto balls to magically appear.