Stretching & Mobility

Horses instinctively know how to stretch; they stretch spontaneously, continually and naturally, tuning up the muscles they need to use most. In normal conditions, a horse will not overstretch. Regular stretching will benefit your horse and will give you feedback on their condition. Some of the benefits of stretching may be: 

* Relaxation 

* Reduction of overall muscle tension and stiffness. 

* Increased circulation of blood and lymph fluids. 

* Increased oxygenation and nutrition in the tissues. 

* Increased elasticity of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

* Increased flexibility and range of motion of the joints. 

* Improved coordination. 

* Reduction of muscle strain and ligament sprain. 

* Improvement of the stride length. 

* Improved reflex time response. 

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