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Teach Your Horse The Belly Lift Stretch — 6 Comments

  1. Great video! I have a big draft cross who I would really like to get to do this stretch. So far I have had no luck with getting him lift or stretch at all – he doesn't particularly like having his belly rubbed or scratched, but he's not inclined to do anything other than give me a dirty look when I try.  Any tips for getting these big horses to stretch? I feel like he has overall bad posture when "at rest" and I would LOVE to help him with this! Thank you 🙂

    • Hi Tracey,

      You can try starting out with just asking him to back slowly with his head down, then gradually move to backing up slightly inclined hills (again moving slowly to encourage him to do it with his head down) and start building his abdominals that way.  Then you may find that as he gets stronger, he’ll be more included to do the lift.  Doing hill therapy either on small hills or over cavaletti can help too. 



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