I was always taught that it's called a LONGE line, to use for LONGEING your horse. But I see gads of people "lunge" or "lounge" their horses. In my thinking, the LAST thing I want is my horse "loungeing," or worse yet, "lungeing" around at the end of my longe line!! But I see "lunge/lounge" so often that maybe I'm wrong in having mini-seizures every time I see it spelled the other ways.
Help me out here, because this is a major pet peeve... am I right ("longe/longeing") or are the different spellings considered acceptable?
Just like the fact that it is not a chaise lounge, but a chaise longue, or long chair (those loffly patio chairs that let us take naps in the sun )
I would believe that longe comes from longue....and many people also call it long-lining a horse when they ground drive, so it makes sense!
I am a stickler, and call it longeing.