To learn what hyperflexion does to a horse, physiologically, emotionally, and developmentally, visit Dressage Disgrace.com, read all about it, and if so moved, sign the petition to request that the FEI ban hyperflexion in competition. This site has a lot of interesting articles. Thanks to Shoshin for pointing it out!
As I have said before, (hopefully not ad nauseum), rather than stridently protest something we think is wrong, let’s be active in showing those whose methods offend our sense of horsemanship a different way.
I welcome responses that demonstrate different ways of achieving flexion at the poll and the self-carriage so desired in dressage.