Race Horse Rehab Center


HORSE RACING FANS IN KENTUCKY GREETED TRIPLE CROWN WINNER AMERICAN PHAROAH FOR THE LAST TIME AS THE CHAMPION BEGINS HIS RETIREMENT. HE IS LEAVING THE SPORT ON TOP. AFTER WINNING HIS FINAL RACE ON SATURDAY. TODAY HE WAS MOVED TO A HORSE STUD FARM WHERE HE WILL SPEND THE NEXT YEAR BREEDING. THE LIFE OF A RACE HORSE IS NOT EASY. INJURIES TOO OFTEN THEIR LEGS ARE FREQUENT. NOW THERE IS A NEW RE– IS A NEW REHAB CENTER ON LONG ISLAND. CBS 2’s SCOTT EXPLAINS. Reporter: IT IS TIME FOR A GOOD WASH. THEN ON TO A RELAXING DIP IN THE HOT TUB BEFORE TAKING IN A QUICK TAN. LOOKS LIKE YOUR TYPICAL SPA EXPERIENCE BUT THERE IS MUCH MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE HERE. THIS IS THE MUSCLE. SHE HAD AN INJURY ON IT. Reporter: HORSES ARE INJURED PERFORMING PUBLICLY. OFTEN IT IS MEANT BEING SIDELINED FOR MONTHS. THE GOAL IS TO CUT DOWN RECOVERY TIME. Reporter: HE JURIST OPENED THE — JUST OPENED THE NEW REHAB CENTER. TRAINERS ARE USING TECHNOLOGY TO RELAX THE HORSES INTO WHAT BECOMES A WORK OUT. SUCH AS SLOSHING AWAY ON THE TREADMILL IN WATER. IT HAS DRAWN THE INTEREST OF A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER WHO MANAGES A DOZEN HORSES. YOU CAN GET A HORSE THAT WOULD TAKE THREE MONTHS TO HEAL, YOU CAN TAKE THEM TO A FACILITY LIKE THIS, YOU GET THEM BACK IN A MONTH. Reporter: RATHER THAN A HOT TUB THE WATERS ARE COOLED TO STIMULATE MUSCLE TISSUE AND THERE IS NO TANNING THAT USED A PLATFORM TO DELIVER INFRARED LIGHT. YOU CAN SEE HE IS GETTING WEIGHT OFF HIS LEGS AND HE IS STILL GETTING EXERCISE. Reporter: THE HIGH WATERS CREATE A SENSE OF FLOATING FOR THE HORSES. EVEN AS THEY TROT TO THEIR

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