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Flexion and Bend

Establishing flexion and bend is important for horses of all levels, but the two are often mixed up. In this video, US International Grand Prix rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler explains the difference between flexion and bend. Katherine demonstrates the parts of the horseโ€™s body where the bend and flexion should be present.Katherine also explains how to establish bend and flexion correctly, some exercises and tips you can use to do this and she also shows you some common mistakes and what happens as a result.Bend gets more extreme as you move up the levels so it is important to know the difference! Check out the video to find out and make sure youโ€™re getting the correct types!