Encourage Your Horse To Stretch

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The Virtue of Stretching in Dressage

Judy Westlake explains the difference between a "good" stretch—one that gymnasticizes a horse's entire body involving his back—and a "bad" stretch—one that involves only the front part of a horse 's body.

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The Importance of Riding in a Stretching Position

Uta Gräf of Germany explains that this exercise is an important part of training not just for young horses or dressage horses, but for all horses.

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How Do I Encourage My Andalusian to Stretch?

Are there exercises that work particularly well for Iberian breeds?