Neck Stretches - "Treat Stretches"
Rotation of Hooves :
Rotate hooves in a clockwise and counterclockwise pattern each time - Usually recommended to do DAILY.
Poll Stretch – With a barrier in front of your horse, have them stretch their neck and head as far forward as possible and hold for 10-15 seconds. Bribe with a treat.
Shoulder Stretch - Pick up front foot. Support limb under the knee and lift gentley and then pull limb forward to full extension.
Stifle Stretch: Pick up hind foot. Support the pastern and pull the leg forward and up, then extend the leg back
Gliding of Stifle – With the hind limb in a non-weight bearing position move the stifle in a clockwise and counter clockwise pattern. This will loosen up the stifle joints. Then flex and extend the stifles (pull frontward and then backward)
Maddox Veterinary Chiropractic
Practicing in Illinois. Western Chicago suburbs.