So I've been stretching out my gelding's front legs the last little while and he seems to enjoy it - indeed he gets ready for me to pick up the foot by taking all his weight off it and sometimes even starts to lift it. I stretch it out in front of him and have him hold for a moment before giving it back to him.
He seems to like it, and will sometimes lean back when I pick up the foot and hold for the moment. But with the left front he sometimes will lean back until he starts loosing his balance.
Is that normal? Am a doing something wrong in the way I stretch out his foot? I normally just pick it up while he's on even footing and hold it at a 45 degree angle to the ground for 10-15 seconds.
Does anybody else stretch out their horse's legs?