Originally Posted by koomy56
JDI: What would you say this method is used for, and why would you be using it? We all know what it does, but what's the goal?
It creates a deeper flexion, and encourages the horse to really round their back and work through themselves - again, this is very brief, but think of holding a fairly uncomfortable position (think the pilates V shape) for a short period of time - it does have its benefits.
It also teaches the horse to yield its jaw.
The rollkur is also known as "Deep" or "Deep and round". With the horse being hyperflexed like this, it really makes horse horse's back work, and does build topline.