I have been riding since I was 4 but I still don't know why people say it's safer to bend when doing something with the horses legs rather then squat. I would like to know why.

If the horse spooks suddenly you can move out of the way easily
I just feel squatting is safer, I can see how people could argue bending is safer but as I can't find anything on the internet about it I've been left with what I've been told by one person
Pretty much its just quicker to get up if a horse kicks - for safety
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