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post #1 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Horse Joggers...Safe?

I was looking in a horse sales mag, and there was an ad selling horse joggers.

It sort of looked like this:



The one for sale looked better and was less bulky.

What you do is connect it onto your 4WD, put your horse in there, close the back gate and drive off. The horse is of course forced to keep up with the car. It's basicly like a horse float with no floor.

IMO this is very unsafe, what happens if the horse freaks out, pulls back, he can't because he has a door stopping him at the back and he can't go forward any faster. He slips and you keep driving, then drive right over him.

Then again, a horse can freak out in a horse float and the same thing could happen.

I guess they made it so if you have a lot of horses to work, it cuts down time. They get their exercise and it would be very effortless on your part. Sounds some what lazy..

What is your opinion on these?
Has anyone tried them?
Do they work?

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 06:57 AM
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Thumbs down omg

If you ask me they are a terrible idea !!!!!!!
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 08:00 AM
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Hmmmm yeah I can see many disadvantages......when u said horse joggers i had two thoughts. One the mac boots i thought maybe thats what u americans called them or them jogging machines but no thats diff again.....

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post #4 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 12:49 PM
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We used to have one at the Standardbred training facility in NJ. Ours didn't have a door on the back though and there was slots for four horses. We never had any issues with it.
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-07-2009, 12:59 PM
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The main problem that I see with it is that if the horse were to stumble and the door hit them in the butt, that would cause them to fall. When they fell, they could have a leg run over by the tires or stepped on by the other horse then the back door would get drug over the top of them, causing God knows what kind of injuries.

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I have never used one of these but it appears pretty dangerous. I personally would be more interested in the horse treadmills used in some fancy animal hospitals, they are very expensive but very safe and useful. They can walk, trot, and canter without the strain of going in circles like they would during lunging.
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post #7 of 13 Old 10-08-2009, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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I suppose if they sell them they must work for some people. Thanks for your replies!

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I would think you could just tie the rope to the back of your truck and drag it along without a cage around it.... same idea..forced to go either way.




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post #9 of 13 Old 10-08-2009, 03:04 PM
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Yeah, the back doors kind of seem like a bad idea...
I'd love to get my hands on one of those treadmills...especially one of the hydrotherapy walkers.
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I would think you could just tie the rope to the back of your truck and drag it along without a cage around it.... same idea..forced to go either way.

exactly what I was thinking xD
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