View Full Version : Need help on teaching my horse how to lunge.

Nov. 30, 2009, 06:34 PM
My mare is currently on lay-up, however when I get her going again I want to teach her how to lunge.

In the past any horse I've worked with sort of naturally picked it up.

My current mare however can be BAD. I can fully deal with a horse that tries to run off. What Tazz does is turn towards you and rear (no striking though), or if I try to turn her with a lunge whip she just keeps turning herself to face me.

Any help or ideas? Thanks!

Nov. 30, 2009, 06:35 PM
Go get yourself some lessons first and so you can then teach her.

Personally speaking I always prefer to advance lunge or long rein - on 2 lines. You have control and it's much better for training.

If you showed a video I could tell you what you're doing wrong but quite simply you'll be in the wrong position.