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    07-20-2009, 01:42 PM
She said ALWAYS, not "If I can't ride". I wish people would be more clear.

Do you always lunge? Or just do it if you can't ride? It sounds to me like you can't often ride him anyhow.
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    07-20-2009, 01:51 PM
I lunge my horse just about every time I ride and I try to ride just about every day. I do it to get her focused, to see how her mood is, does she need to get a few bucks out? I also think it helps build up her muscles. I don't do it for very long (depends on her mood, weather, time contraints) Lunging to me is more about getting her to respect me as the leader and to obey my commands but I do think it helps build muscle too. :)
    07-20-2009, 01:53 PM
Using lunging for exercise is different from using before rides to "get the bucks out".

If its not, can someone inform me.
    07-20-2009, 01:56 PM
Well I think is both exercise and getting the bucks out. Seems from most places I have read experts/trainers agree it can be used for either/or or both. :)
    07-20-2009, 02:00 PM
Green Broke
I know a lot of people who lounge there horse for both getting the bucks out and to built more muscle before they ride. There is nothing wrong with it?
    07-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Back to OP issue. I would say even if you could ride Diamond every day its going to be tough to get the weight off without limiting the grass intake. That horse seriously looks too be way to heavy. Its really not good for them.... you can either put him in for part of the day or use a grass muzzle.
    07-20-2009, 02:04 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Catalyst    
Excessive lunging is hard on a horse's legs and lunging should not be used as a method of exercise.

Never heard that its bad for a horse to be lounged for exercise. Ever. And that does not make any sense to me at all. Then what is it for??? EVERY trainer I have ever talked to recommends lounging for exercise if you can not ride, or to warm up your horse before you ride ect.

Just to clarify things, I am not talking about excessive lounging. I am talking about a 5 min warm up before you ride, or whatever the reason.
    07-20-2009, 02:08 PM
I lunge diamon if I cannot ride him. Soory for the confushion. I only free lunge him for about 5-8mins
    07-20-2009, 02:18 PM
Well good luck working it out with the BO daughter and getting Diamond enough exercise. Just stand up to her but be nice about it.
I agree lunging is exercise :)
    07-20-2009, 02:20 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by lovemyponies    
I agree lunging is exercise :)

Definitely!! And if it is not exercise, then tell me what it is?! LOL

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