In the left image, Honey is getting a stretch to the hamstring and gluteal muscles (top of the rump). Keep the horse’s hind foot in line with the front foot, and keep your own knees bent.
In the more intense stretch on the right, I have lifted myself by straghtening my legs, and standing up. This deep of a stretch must only be done on a horse after a workout and cool down period. Watch the body language for how much lift and stretch to apply. Don’t overdo it.
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