Many people have heard that “carrot stretches” or the “tail stretch” can help your horse stay supple and loosen up tight muscles. Theses stretches take only a few minutes and are a great way to end a grooming routine.
The beauty of the Internet is now there are videos on line that show you how to perform these stretches safely and properly. In these two videos, the stretches are demonstrated by Dr. Joanna Robson, a veterinarian from Napa, Calif. (Please note that these videos used to be posted on Google video and could be embedded. Unfortunately, you now have to link to them on the Baystate Equestrian Network site, which is a great resource).