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post #1 of 6 Old 04-13-2010, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Horse stretches and excersizes!

What are good excersizes and stretches that are good for your horse?

It can be on the horse and off the horse. Name them here!
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-27-2010, 09:17 PM
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I found this website just then as I was just looking :)
Havn't tried any though.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-27-2010, 09:17 PM
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 12:51 AM
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I guess I'm a bad horseperson, because I use carrots to get my horses to stretch their necks. I get them to reach to where the girth sits on each side, down to the chest floor, and to the ground between the legs. You do have to be careful, and only do it with a horse that is not too greedy for the treat, or not hungry.

I do the leg stretches like the site suggests.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 12:55 AM
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yer I read that one and said don't use carrots read another one which said to use carrots lol everyone has a difference of opinions
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-28-2010, 01:13 AM
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I always flex the neck when riding by pulling their nose aorund and into my boot until they stop pulling against me, then release and do the other side. It stretches out their neck and makes them supple. I also stretch the legs by holding them and pulling them out front, especially if I'm going to be running.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.

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