In case you didn’t know, horses can swim, and they even do it without being instructed! When a horse enters underwater its body is so huge that it swims, even though not quite high in the water. A swimming horse’s head is just capable to get over the water, and the bottom of its body stays under the surface.
Still, they do have enough resilience to carry a rider, as long as the rider enables them to keep moving into the water. The horse moves onward by moving its legs as if he is trotting. Horses are strong swimmers, and, certainly can be excited swimmers once they notice another horse swimming. Swimming pools, normally semicircular in shape, so that the horse can be held secured – have become a highlight of some racing stables.
In the video shown below, you will see a beautiful 4-year-old Dutch warmblood horse called River who recently traveled with her owner from Ireland to Dubai. In the video, you will see her swimming for the first time! Her owner discovered that there was a horse swimming pool at Sharjah Equestrian and Racing club and thought it was a good idea to sent River there.
As you can notice, River is having a good time and swims pretty well, that’s why her owner decided to sent River swimming once a week. We have to say that the pool looks very relaxing and we would love to be in their place. Make sure to watch the beautiful Dutch warmblood horse in the video shown below!