Guillaume Macaire was the first trainer in France to buy a horse walker and to understand the benefits rater than it being a way of economizing staff.
The principle of the walker is simple; the horses exercise freely, muscularly and mentally, without the direct constraint of a rider. The horse can let off steam, recuperate, or warm up without the weight or intervention of a rider on his back and no contact of a riders hands on his mouth.
The two walkers are used daily for different purposes:
- for a horse who needs to warm up without weight on their back
- a horse who tends to need to find calmness with other horses or who needs to vent some energy to provide the level of concentration necessary to work out on the gallops
- a horse who is injured in the place of a saddle but is still in need of exercise
- a horse who has returned from the races and is in need of recuperating and relaxing their muscles and their mind