Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
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No, the stretch where they reach between their front legs, is meant to stretch their muscles from their poll all the way to their rump. That stretch also helps to develop their topline, in addition with the tummy lifts, the butt tucks and the tail pull.
You do not need to warm up your horse before you do stretches. When you do stretches before you go on a run, or do exercises, do you warm up before you stretch? No :) The stretches are a warm up in itself :)