Absorbing the horse's movement
One of the functions of the back is to absorb movement, and allowing this absorption to happen is the heart and soul of balanced, pain-free riding.
Below is a wonderful clip from 1935 that shows riders floating on their horses and the slinky like spring in their backs that absorbs their horse’s powerful movements.
Spanish Riding School of Vienna 1935
When a rider has back pain it means there is a place(s) in the spine that is prevented from moving like a slinky spring.
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