I have been reading up on various ground exercises, stretches etc. to help a horse strengthen its back. The stretches are often called carrot stretches, but IME if you let the horse have a bite of the carrot, they stop stretching, and if you don’t let them take a bite, that’s teasing them.
Somewhere recently there was a suggestion to use a Likit or similar solid treat that the horse licks instead, so it can hold the position a little longer, and not get frustrated.
Miss Lola is in need of exercises like this, but she is a frighteningly easy keeper, so I am wondering if a lower NSC “block” treat exists. Or if a few licks of a Likit would be harmful.