A good rider in combination with proper training is especially important for the horse's back. In this respect, it doesn’t matter so much what kind of riding style we choose as long as the anatomical and physiological needs of the horse are our main concern.
The aim of training must be to enable the horse to carry our weight without harm by building up the correct musculature. Therefore, first and foremost, a saddle horse must learn to arch its back upward. This arching, this flexion of the thoracic spine, opens up the vertebral arch joints, leads to a better blood supply in the muscles and allows the lateral inclination of the upper part of the spine.