I'm in the process of correcting hoof imbalances in my horse (I found an ELPO farrier in my area finally!) and since he's been short striding so long on the left front and favoring the right front by taking longer steps, he's stiff in the left shoulder. Mostly only noticeable now in the trot if you look close and in the left lead (doesn't reach as far with left front as he does with the right in the right lead, although the reach is getting closer to even). His walk is back to normal and he's stepping bigger than he ever used to, which is great! I feel like some stretching before/after riding might be beneficial, but wanted to get some input on what you guys think? I do a lot of lateral reaching (moving forward while opening his hips and shoulders) that my jumping teacher has us working on and I've noticed some improvements. Only looking for feedback on stretching or anything else I can do. Thanks in advance! PS: Just for those that are curious about what was happening with his feet, the RF has a prolapsed frog, causing a negative angle internally. Farrier has wedge pads with frog support on bottom and they've made a dramatic difference in how he moves (reaching more readily with LF in left lead).