I’m no expert, but these 3 horses look comfortable, beautiful and perhaps even soft and lightly collected.
But I was under the impression that rollkur only occurs in dressage. Rollkur and the Western Saddle
When I think of rollkur I always see the cranked back head with neck bent at a severely unnatural angle. Rollkur why not?
But apparently that’s not the only type of rollkur.
Is it just me, or do I see some rollkur being done with some of these horses? Rollkur Revisited
“The horse offers correct posture as a result of balance and relaxation. The appearance of a “correct frame” can be created by force but the horse's posture will not be an honest reflection of its state of balance and relaxation. The Collected Horse
Rollkur is hyperflexion and overstretching of the neck muscles and ligaments along the topline.
So do you see relaxed, collected horses?
Am I the only one who feels neck pain while looking at these photos?