Originally Posted by morganshow11
Horses are all different. So some might work beeter if lunged and some might not*shrugs*
I agree. A lot of folks I ride with lunge before riding because they believe it gets the freshness out of the horse, but I believe, like others have said, that for some horses, it just winds them up more. I never lunge before riding, even when our mares are very fresh. They have learned that when leaving, just like returning, we walk the first 1/4 mile or so, and can then go to a good trot or whatever. Consistancy and repetition and they get used to the routine.