Things to Remember:
- Not all stretches are good for your horse. Tail stretches should be done during grooming or BEFORE exercise, while carrot stretches should only be done AFTER exercise when your horse is warmed up.
- Your horse will be tight when learning these stretches and may not have a significant range of motion. Start slow and small. When you get great at it, slowly extend the stretch in future sessions.
- Horses LOVE stretches. Not only do they feel good, but they get to play with you!
- The QUALITY of the stretch is more important than how DEEP it is.
- Stretching is best done at liberty or untied so the horse can move without restraint and say no when needed.
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