This REALLY wound me up!! - Page 4 - The Horse Forum
 29Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 33 Old 11-01-2011, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,151
• Horses: 2
Completely agree Corporal!
However, if Duffy has had a day off, I think- lunge first, warm her up, relax her, let her go a bit more forward and get her listening to me. If she decides to have a buck and a fart before I put the saddle on and ride I'd rather she did it on the lunge ;)

How utterly ridiculous to think a horse shouldn't sweat. I appreciate everyone enjoys different things in the horseworld, however I truly want to get in to it as a sport... sweating is second nature! Glad I have a horse walker on my yard so I can go upstairs and have a cuppa!!

If you know how to lunge properly the benefits are amazing, if you want your horse to run around in circles, well... your choice :S
I will admit, if my horse is being a muppet, I send them forwards, and forwards until they get it out of their system... but under saddle too ;)
DuffyDuck is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 33 Old 11-04-2011, 07:33 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,140
• Horses: 24
I will lunge a horse to get their mind centered before their first few rides under saddle (and just to make sure that they aren't planning to turn into a bronc just because the saddle is up there LOL). After that, I very seldom lunge a horse unless they've gone without being ridden for a few weeks and I know they are severely cold backed.

And, if a person who makes a horse sweat is abusive, then I must be the devil incarnate as most of my horses end up rather sweaty after every ride, some of them end up dripping with sweat.

This filly was a perfect example, she had a temperament that was horrendous and you had to keep her literally melted down every day just to keep her rideable. Give her 3 days off and she would turn into a bucking, spooking mess. (and, yep, that is a ton of dried sweat all over her)

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #33 of 33 Old 11-07-2011, 11:49 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 525
• Horses: 0
I once owned a 2 Eyed Jack gelding that hated being lunged so much you never needed to put a line on him...he would lope circles, trot, jog, walk around me like he was on a lunge line no matter where he was. Guess he never figured out it was cruel to be lunged.....and sweat too!! and the funny thing is, he never really needed to be worked before a ride...he just liked to show off I think. :)
Annnie31 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tea Tree Wound Spray and Wound Coat Spray: Safe to use together? AspiringEventer Horse Health 0 05-22-2011 04:30 PM
SOS leg wound.. kspay03 Horse Health 23 12-30-2009 04:13 PM
Puncture Wound NEED HELP juneau Horse Health 16 10-19-2009 10:15 AM
Old wound care Mom2ThreeGyrls Horse Health 2 09-30-2009 09:54 AM
wound healing lovemyponies Horse Health 10 09-17-2008 05:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome