Keeping dimension in your horses body during extension/collection

One of the focus points in today’s Rolf Movement class was facilitating more dimension in the joints and something very important was stated that made me think of the movement we hope to elicit from our horses. Can they still Keep dimension(volume and adaptability) in their bodies as the extend? I would also consider this as you ask for collection as well! Can they find length in their body as flexion happens through the joints? To have increased connection through the body of the horse as well as yourself play with this concept/awareness. Allow your breath to go to the areas that have more possibility for connection. See if your horse follows your breath. I would love to hear your experiences as you play with this idea of dimension through breath.

BIHorse-01Lauren Harmon Certified Rolfer™
Certified Equine Structural Integration Practitioner
Rolfing ® Structural Integration Longmont and Fort Collins Colorado