skeletal overlay


I decided to also make some skeletal overlays of a long and low positioned horse to show the difference in spinal curvature between Rollkur/LDR and Long & Low. During a long & low position, the neck processes come out a lot straighter which enables the gap between the 2nd and 3rd vertebrae to become normal. It also stretches and relaxes all of the muscles and enables the horse to be relaxed whilst easily moving forwards. 
In Rollkur, the gap between the 2nd and 3rd vertebrae becomes wider which puts stress on tendons and ligaments. In addition, the horse is not willing to move forwards due to discomfort and limited visibility (their sharp field of view runs in the same direction as their nose, so the most the horse can see sharply is the ground before its feet).