Stretches for Horses


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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8 Responses

  1. Natalie Mirick says:

    Are these stretches safe for a two year old horse? Its not clear to me if it’s safe for growing ligaments/tendons/muscles, but I want to keep the horse loose, limber and comfortable. If these stretches aren’t ideal for a young horse, do you know of any that are? Thank you!

    • then5925 says:

      Hi Natalie–I’m not a vet, but I don’t see why they would cause a problem for young horses. I just wouldn’t overdo it (with any horse, in that case). Go as far as the horse is comfortable going. If you’re concerned about it, you might ask your vet though.

  2. David says:

    Great site, valuable advice on stretching and how to perform the exercises with your horse. Thank you. I wont chase cows without stretching first!

  3. Mal says:

    I tried these on my mare and gelding, question on belly lift gelding does it with ease, lifts back a good inch, but can’t seem to get my mare to move her back at all, any other back stretches to loosen her up?

  4. Karrol Williams says:

    I can’t get my horse to do the shoulder extension stretch. He will jerk back and stomp his foot down. Any suggestions?

    • Casie says:

      I wouldn’t force a horse to do any stretch that isn’t comfortable for him/her. Or maybe you could do a modified version of the stretch, not pulling the leg out so far.

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