By nature, every horse is asymmetrically developed in body and limbs:
- Just like every human, every horse is left- or right handed, both in the front legs and the hind legs.
- Also, our horse is bent to the left or right in its body, and
- Our horse carries more weight on the front legs than on the hind legs.
The natural asymmetry causes an uneven distribution of the weight over the four legs.
When we do not recognize and correct this imbalance, it can lead to problems – from mild to severe, from being hard in the mouth to the development of naviculur disease and kissing spines.
Therefore, we need to develop our horse symmetrically in body and limbs. This is done through Straightness Training.