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post #1 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Growing Pains?

A few months ago every morning when I would feed Sonata would stretch herself out. Like, sticking her front feet out in front of her head and lowering herself all the way down to the ground, coming back up and doing it again. Then sticking her hind legs out and stretching them. She would do it several times in a row and then eat her food, it stopped after a couple weeks. Well, I just noticed she started doing it again this week.

I'm no worried, just curious. Anyone else notice this kind of stretching behavior with their babies? Could she be doing it because of growing pains?

I don't remember Aidan ever doing it. But I only saw him once a day in the evenings usually when he was a baby since he was at a full care facility.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 07:23 AM
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I've seen it several times. I don't think there is anything to worry about. Sometimes they just need a good stretch, and sometimes I think the stretching can help release gas. Not to sure.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-14-2011, 08:16 AM
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I've seen this once or twice. just stretching out i would assume. there is a mini at my job that does it all the time and he's just stretching. If you are really that worried, get your vet in but, i don't think it's necessary.
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I see my yearling stretch pretty much at least once a day. He also lays down and naps a lot, so I assume it's natural for him to stretch a lot too (not just when he gets up, but at random times). I call him my little "chess piece" because he will arch his neck really tight like a chess piece and stretch out a back leg.

I had an Arabian gelding that was in his teens/20's and would stretch the way you are describing. Kind of like the way a dog stretches. That was just normal for him.

Maybe horses have found different ways they prefer stretching as individuals. I haven't seen my yearling do the "dog stretch" but he does the "chess piece stretch" all the time.
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