The Molenkoning horse walker is a solid, hot galvanized steel construction, “plug and play”.
Our machines include safe adjustable divider pusher gates completely Pre-Wired. A strong 0.75kW electric engine, 3 V-belts for extra traction belt drive and a CE inspected control box ensure that your horse walker is maintenance-free and in any case we offer 2 year guarantee.
We produce regularly and continuously round horse walkers of 10, 12, 15, 16, 18 and 20 meters but larger diameter models are also available on request.
As when you buy a car and you are free to choose its features, you can buy a MK horsewalker and add as many accessories as you like. They are a great addition to the machine but not essential for its well function. That is why adding them is totally up to you!
The horsewalker has been an important element in every farm since the middle of the 20th century. We guess that a lot of breeders realised the benefits of having their horses exercised. As there were no manufacturers making them on a regular basis, many of these farmers decided to make one by their own. Often they were made of anything lying around the farm.
Nowadays, horse exercisers are an essential element on yards of all equestrian disciplines. There are several reasons for using a horse walker. To give a horse the fresh air and moving freedom when he doesn't have the facilities to go in the fields for example. But it can also be seen as an extra training for the animal. A horse that has a good stamina is far less likely to get injured.
Molenkoning walkers can benefit the health, physical condition and competences of your horses. Hoof problems are a typical consequence of horses being kept by humans. Most deformities of the foot (and other parts) are related to a shortage of exercise. In their natural habitat horses walk about 16 hours a day, to scrape out a meagre living. That is why equines need more than one hour a day exercise.
A horse walker can be controlled by a Molenkoning computer, which allows the horse coach to design training sessions ad hoc for every equine, to maximize the results of the exercise.
We would like to offer you some advices of how to introduce your horses for first time inside the horse exerciser. Please take into consideration that these are only general recommendations and can not be taken as unique leading system. The horse coach should observe the reactions and adapt the training session to the physical condition of every horse trained in a horse walker.
Previously it is advisable to turn off the electrical power to the electric fence. The best way of introducing is to lead the horse in the beginning with a rope, while someone else operates the control box. Keep inside walking together with the horse for at least two rounds, helping the horse to get use of the machine, the dimensions and of the new training dynamic. When the horse feels confidence, stop the machine and set up on the computer a direction change. Assisting the horse to make the turn is important, take the time and keep on going for another two more rounds. At this point, when possible, we recommend leaving the horse inside and introducing another experienced horse inside the horse walker. Ideally leave a space free in between both horses, and re-start the machine. This experienced horse will calm down and lead the inexperienced horse.
To avoid possible accidents caused for excited horses, we would advice to train the stallions only with other stallions or geldings. However, geldings allow working together with mares and young horses. With these ones it is convenient to start with training sessions no longer than 30 minutes and then build up their training time.
We always advice a good footing as Equitrackto protect the equines from leg and hoof problems, especially when working with barefoot horses.