Fédération Equestre Internationale officials have invited experts from various equestrian fields to participate in a round table conference about using hyperflexion as a training method according toEurodressage. The meeting will take place at the FEI headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Feb. 9.
Participants will attend from every aspect of the equestrian industry, so that everyone can voice their opinion.
The FEI hopes to reach a shared conclusion about hyperflexion and perhaps develop guidelines for all FEI disciplines.
The FEI's current position on hyperflexion is based on the results of the conference held in 2006. It reads: "There are no known clinical side effects specifically arising from the use of hyperflexion. However, there are concerns for the horses' well-being if the technique is not practiced correctly. The FEI does not permit excessive or prolonged hyperflexion in any equestrian sport and has a strict stewarding program to protect the performance horse in all disciplines.