I've heard people religiously preach about having the horse in a "frame" to better support the weight of a rider, or the horse will become sore, stiff, hollow, swayback, lame, have kissing spine, blah, blah, blah....
I was a little curious about backyard, endurance, beginner, trail, ranch, and/or work riders. People who are new to horse riding or are just casually riding probably aren't going to have their horse in a frame.People who ride their horse for hours a day, hours at a time probably aren't going to have their horse in a frame the entire time, even though it is long, hard work. How do their horses fare? Sorry if that is a noob question.
What are your opinions about training, having, and keeping a horse in a frame?