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    05-17-2012, 11:26 PM
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Lets say I've done my two courses for my division. We are talking at a show, and we'll use 2' as an example, but it doesn't matter. I'm now going into my flat classed.

My horse, Cowboy, has a really good bend at the trot, but not canter.Do I go ahead and put him in a bend for my flat class? Or no?
     
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    05-19-2012, 12:02 AM
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    05-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Not sure what you mean by "put him in a bend" for the flat class?
     
    05-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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I mean bending him around my leg. When you bend your horse's nose to the inside, to where you can just barely see the corner of his eye if you are sitting on him. I've heard it's desirable for Dressage, but didn't know about Hunter Under Saddle.
     
    05-23-2012, 01:35 PM
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According to everything I've been researching and what my trainer has told me, YES, that also applies to Hunters, you want the horse bent slightly around your inside leg, to promote balance through the corners especially.
     

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