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post #1 of 10 Old 04-26-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Leg stretches?

So long story short, my gelding has contracted tendons. Are there any stretches I can do with him, from the ground (knee's aren't closed, no riding) that might be able to help with this problem of ours? He is on 1 gram of bute for the next two weeks to help calm down the tendons, relax his legs a bit, as per vet orders. He initially said we could ride to help stretch him out, but then we x-rayed, and NO riding haha.

Please let me know all the stretches you can do with your horse :)
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-26-2013, 06:05 PM
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So long story short, my gelding has contracted tendons. Are there any stretches I can do with him, from the ground (knee's aren't closed, no riding) that might be able to help with this problem of ours? He is on 1 gram of bute for the next two weeks to help calm down the tendons, relax his legs a bit, as per vet orders. He initially said we could ride to help stretch him out, but then we x-rayed, and NO riding haha.

Please let me know all the stretches you can do with your horse :)
How old is your horse?
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Just turned 3.
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Yikes -.- he's just out of the hand on stretching zone. I do know that a farrier should be able to help some. Corrective Trimming and Shoeing in Contracted Tendons of Foals Take a look at this article
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Thanks, I'll take a look.
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What, exactly, are you wanting to stretch?

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-30-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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His front legs. Where he has contracted tendons.
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My first recommendation would be to have the vet show you. In any case, I would call and ask if this stretch would be appropriate in his case.

I do this stretch, and a version that's a bit different.

The thing I do, in addition to this, is pick up the leg, grip under the toe, and bring it forward slowly. I keep the hoof fairly low, and keep my grip so that I can get out of the way if the horse puts the foot down. What you really want to do is let the horse stretch himself. I can bring that foot forward, slowly, to the point where he decides it feels good, then let him take over.

**Never try to force a stretch. And keep the toe in line with his shoulder or just a little to the inside.

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Also to add on, it helps to lightly free lunge your horse first so their muscles are warmed up.
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