Originally Posted by Jillyann
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.
If you are talking about a five minute warm up, then you should have no problem with my post. I said excessive, not a five minute period to get the kinks out. Lunging in small circles for extended periods of time is hard on their legs, especially for horses who aren't used to using their body correctly.