Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
I stretch my mare after tough rides, and I always try to stretch at least her neck after every ride. We stretch her neck to the left twice, the right twice, and between her knees twice, once with her left leg forward, once with her right forward. I've been doing this for about two years, and while at first she could hardly bend at all, she can practically reach her hips now. =]
When I stretch her legs, which she loves, I start with the fronts. I bring the foot up close to her body, like it's positioned when they lay down. I then bring it forward and lift from the knee straight up. Then I pull her leg forward, away from her body, and then stretch it across her chest. I do a pretty similar thing with her hind legs.
She loves her stretches. =]
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