Training Tidbit. I work a lot with lateral flexion. Since I do not school everyday under saddle I incorporate flexion into my daily routine. I have made it a habit to ask for lateral flexion every time I halter. If Phil is stiff, I grab hold of mane near his withers to keep tension until he gives. I set a fairly easy goal of flexing 5 times on each side. If I feel Phil is particularly stiff on one side I will flex until he is soft.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Everytime you are within eyesight of your horse you are either training or undoing the training.