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Moffet's Musings: Long and low?
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There is an enormous amount of confusion in the horse world about what constitutes ‘long and low’, ‘forward down and out’ ‘deep and round’ and the dreaded ‘rollkur’. For me, the average exponent of ‘long and low’ has the horse almost ‘peanut rolling’ head near the floor, trundling along on its shoulders. ‘Forward, down, out’ is probably the method espoused by proponents of Philippe Karl’s ‘School of Legerete’, where he is looking for ‘neck extension’ with the poll always the highest point, and the horse extending the frame with nose well in front of the vertical. ‘Deep and round’ is...