Thanks for all the advice, and anebel, will give that a go, maybe not tomorrow as she's been lunged twice in 5 days and it would unfair for me to get on and say, lets do it!
In fact, having these few days off has made me serisouly pine for Duffy, and Rufus my dog ;D
A lot of people said she would be too strong for me, and too much for me when she was fit, and I thought well, as she was in such bad condition, surely if I get her listening to me then, and we have the basics (includin stop ;D) it'll be easier, and I think it has been- if I turned her out for 5 months to put weight on rather than excercise her.
My trainer's other half sees her every day, and he said the past three weeks or so she has really started putting weight and muscle on, and maybe she is feeling fresher, and I've got to keep up with her.
Corporal, I don't want to desensitise her to a whip, so to speak. I don't want her petrified of it, but I want a response from her. Not one that will make her tense up, but one that when I apply it later on in training, she will say yes ma'am, not sod off!
Will keep this thread alive and let you know how our riding and lessons are going.
Thanks again guys :)