"Rollkur*or*hyperflexion of the horse's neck*is a practice in*equestrianism*defined as "flexion of the horse's neck achieved through aggressive force" and is banned by the world governing body, the*International Federation for Equestrian Sports(FEI). The FEI recognises a distinction between rollkur and the riding of the horse in a deep outline not achieved by force."
That is the first paragraph on the Wikipedia page for Rollkur. I can see why hyperextension may be of benefit to stretching muscles as some are saying but if this is the case why not do it on the ground rather than with a double bridle, I don't stretch my muscles out for running while actually running, I do it before or after to feel the benefit.
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