Originally Posted by Amanda B
Bend happens in a horse's body, through the ribcage. This is not teaching bend, it is teaching rubber-necking which is a very bad habit.
As thenrie pointed out, bending "alone" isn't what he is teaching. Flexion isn't bending - but it is required for "softness" in all things (turns, stopping, spinning, etc.,). I start flexion at a standstill...but I am not a pro - he is...he can "combine" stuff w ease and good results, apparently.