Longeing and double longeing are great ways to build up the right muscles in young horses. Fully trained riding horses profit from the stretching and loosening effects of good longeing which can
help to avoid or relieve back problems..
Working horses on a cavesson is easier on their sensitive mouths and enhances their lateral flexibility. With most horses, it is usually advisable to avoid using longeing draw reins as they block
the back leg and prevent it from stepping underneath the horse's centre of gravity.