Our horses seem to love walking on our private beach whilst taking advantage of the sea water. Sea water is called a hypertonic saline solution, it has been proven to draw superficial swelling out of the legs.
We use the sea for paddling the horses when they have heat in a leg, or a cut. We don’t work on the sand, though in the last two very severe winters when it has been difficult getting the horses out we have hacked them along the beach to keep them active. That’s a bonus.
The area here is very healthy for the horses, with lovely fresh sea air and a very relaxed environment with no one else training nearby.