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I've had this discussion with a few people now, but we never seem to come to a conclusion. It's about a horse's bend and the spine. I understand when asking for the bend of the horse you ask from your leg first to your hand. Now I've had people tell me that a horse's spine is incapable of bending left and right (only up and down) and that the bend of the horse comes from the shoulder's and hips only. Now other people have told me that a horse's spine does in fact bend and will wrap around a rider's leg. Well which one is it? I've tried doing some research and still come to no conclusion. Anyone have some insight on the matter?
Jen, your pine is comprised of bones...can't you bend from side to side? The spine is a column of bone surrounding the spinal cord and it is held in place (primarily) by muscle, tendon and ligaments. It is flexible to a point and yes, a horse can bend flex from side to side