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Neck Stretcher

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Made of strong elastic which attaches to the girth and adjusts over the poll. Encourages your horse to drop his head, flex and stretch forward to the bit without encouraging the resistance and resentment of a nonelastic cord. Black. One Size.

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    Neck Stretcher is rated 4.5625 out of 5 by 48.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use! I bought this under the advise of a vet because my horse is having some back & pelvic issues that require stretching his head down & forward gently. This was easy to put on, easy to adjust, gentle on the horse as the bungee cord allows him to adjust as he needs to but keeps gently encouraging the correct carriage. My only question is the durability of the plastics snaps but time will tell on those & I think you could find a way to replace them if needed. Great value for the $!! I highly recommend this product!
    Date published: 2014-01-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great aid Really like using this as an aid to help horses uses and develop their top line. It works really well for greener horses that aren't ready for side reins as it has a lot of give to they don't spook at or fight with the pressure.
    Date published: 2013-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good. I got this as a training aid for a 4 yo. She just needed a little extra guidance to come down a bit earlier in the ride so that she doesn't get too overly fit. I made it as loose as possible, so that it really is usually not even affecting her. But when she goes to life her head way up, it's there to remind her. So far I've used it a few times in dressage lessons and then rode today without it and I already see the difference. Next part of the plan is to start the dressage ride with it, then to take it off halfway through. I like how it's not reliant on my hands like how side reins would be. And it doesn't get her going behind the bit or anything by affecting her mouth at all. Very gentle.
    Date published: 2013-06-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with the purchase I like this stretcher. My horse is a small quarter horse about cob size. We are trying to turn this sweet western pleasure into a hunter/jumper. I didn't want anything that would be to tight on her and this fit the bill. It has just the perfect amount of tension to help build up her muscles but not so tight that I have noticed any complaints from our sweet horse :)
    Date published: 2013-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Training Aid Usually I am one of those people who hates training 'aids'. I have never used side reins, draw reins, etc. But I really like this! The elastic gives so my horse never feels trapped, and he is really learning to stretch down into the contact at the canter. I only use it on the longe, not when I'm riding, but after about a month and a half of using this once a week for 20-30 min, he is starting to become noticeably stronger through his topline and his canter is improving!
    Date published: 2013-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Neck Stretcher 20 years ago I used draw reins to achieve what the neck stretcher does. This is a fabulous tool for horses of all ages to teach them to get round and use their rear ends. It is adjustable and very worth the $20 price. The only negative is the clips are plastic and can break but you only put in $20 so try one!
    Date published: 2013-03-31
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    Date published: 2013-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Purchase For $20, this is an awesome training aid. The neck stretcher itself is pretty basic, just a strong bungee cord with plastic snaps and a plastic clasp, but it works awesome. My horse is young and pretty green and likes to carry her head high, but the neck stretcher helps gently encourage her to keep her head down. I like how it applies poll pressure instead of leveraging on the bit, and is built in to release when she drops her head. She tolerated it really well and I'm pleased with this purchase. Works well with lunging and under saddle.
    Date published: 2013-03-20
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