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post #31 of 37 Old 11-10-2009, 05:47 PM
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I recently read about a study that a group of vetrinarians did on horse stretching and was VERY suprised by the results. They took 3 groups of horses and tested how stretching changes the way the trot up(length of stride) and the flexability of the joint. The first group had nothing done to them, the second had stretching 3-4 times a week and the third had stretching done 6 times a week. The horses that were stretched 3 times a week proved to have an increase of range of motion in their joints but no difference in stride length. But the horses that were stretced 6 times a week had a DECREASE in range of motion in the horses stifles, hocks, and sholders compaired to the other 2 groups. This was suprising to me because of all the people who swear by stretching their horses all the time.

Stretch your horse. Its good for it. Well that's what I beilive my horses strides are so much smoother when I strech him out because nothing is too tight or pinching so she is relaxed.
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post #32 of 37 Old 11-10-2009, 05:50 PM
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Best Jumpers

I was wondering what horse you think jumps the best. Show jumping I mean and hunter/jumper. Because me and my friend ( who both jump horses) were having an argument over this. I have a Dutch warmblood who jumps like an angel so I said Dutch Warmbloods, Selle Franscaias(pardon my spelling) and Hanoravins jump the best but she disagrees. She beilivesThooughbreds, jump the best. What kind of horses do jump best?
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Thanks Spastic_Dove! I appreciate you getting all that for us! =]


And lovehorsesandrunning, to answer your question, I think training has more to do with performance than breeding. Breeding doesn't hurt, but all the breeds you mentioned were bred to perform, so as long as they were trained well, just because one is a certain breed doesn't necessarily make it better. If you want more elaborate responses, I would suggest taking your question to the "Jumping" section under the "Riding Horses" category. Your question is hardly relevant to stretching. =]

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post #34 of 37 Old 11-10-2009, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for posting the article.

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bumping it back up

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again, bump

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bump again........ lol

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