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Three Elements of Lateral Flexion with Buck Brannaman

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Excerpt from the Horseman’s Gazette Issue No. 8

Lateral flexion is a tool used by many riders for different reasons. Buck Brannaman discusses three elements of lateral flexion that should occur whether you’re standing still, going forwards or backwards. He shares tips on how you can recognize proper lateral flexion in your horse and explains its role in collection and straightness. Straightness is the balance of a horse on all four quarters, not the absence of bend.

For a young horse, encourage any one of the three elements or any combination thereof. Encourage balance and flexion in your horse on the ground before you ever start riding them.

The original length of this clip is 8 minutes 3 seconds

The Horseman’s Gazette – Issue No.08 – Fall 2011

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