Carrot stretches are another excellent way to help your senior horse stay limber. With a carrot piece as a lure, invite your horse to stretch gently in all directions. Use common sense, of course, and don’t overdo it. Two to four repetitions of each stretch, ideally done both before and after workouts, is plenty. Also, give your horse time to build up to the maximum extension for each stretch—just as you wouldn’t try to get all the way down to your toes on your first or second toe-touch.