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post #11 of 18 Old 08-29-2012, 11:02 PM
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Considering that the OP lives far from available instruciton in the art of lunging, and that she is just trying to get the hang of it on her own, and that she is not lunging for long periods of time, I think she is doing rather well. He horse's movement is not extraordinary, though it might be more impressive under saddle with correct encouragement.

I agree that using side reins with a surcingle and a lunge caveson is optimal. But in real life, optimal isn't always achievable right off the bat. Given her situation, she is doing well and hopefully she can incorportate as much of this good advice as possible, little by little. Her horse will not be ruined by this experimenting and learning process.
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post #12 of 18 Old 08-29-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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I guess I need to get a new video... because this was my first time lunging like this.

I was told by someone on this forum how to properly go about it, and it's helped a lot.

She doesn't ride with contact unless I'm asking for her to get round, (it's more like reminding, she does get round on her own mostly now) so that's exactly how I'm lunging her, only picking up contact with my line when she needs a little reminder.

She is capable of a floaty-er trot and I can get smooth transitions on the lunge line, and I am also able to control the speed of her trot now as well.

In the video, she was pretty much on her own, as she didn't know what I was asking and what this whole lunging thing was about.

I treated her as I would a colt, since she was super new to it - if I get forward motion, good. Everything else will come later when she catches on to what I want.

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She mentioned inexperience... so I was just trying to talk about how to go about it in words. Anebel added some good stuff to that.

Every time I did something with my horse it was training and learning.. and sometimes (often) it was as much me learning as my horse! Stuff I share here is based on that process and years and years of using it.

I did not always have a lunging cavesson or surcingle.. and so that is why I mention the other way (lunge line thru the bit and so forth).

Heck.. I worked a few jobs, went to school and had no money and less support from family for the horse thing. I learned how to trim and shoe my own horses' feet to save money! When I got my first lunge cavesson it was quite an epiphany.. and a huge step forward! It was a cheap arrangement.. made of Nylon.. and required a bit of "remanufacturing" to get it right.

My point is that you can use what you have to train and still do it right. My first "side reins" were rope with a snap I bought from the feed store.. that I made. My first lunge line was similar.. not a nice store bought set up.

Good luck to the OP and training your little horse and most of all have fun.
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My lunge line is homemade - it's actually the rope we've used to tie up one of our dogs.... :P

Thanks for the help :) I'm going to try to get a new video tomorrow if I can.

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post #15 of 18 Old 09-08-2012, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a recent video.

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You are doing great :) one safety note.. the excess line that is on the ground that you are stepping over.. fold it up (not coil) into a figure 8 style. Hold it in the center of the figure 8 with the same hand your whip is in. I say the figure 8 style because if it is a loop 0 something could happen and your hand get caught up in the 0 as it shrinks.

Cutie patootie of a horse :) Looks comfy!!!!
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Yea, thanks. I'm still learning the ropes of this lunging stuff.... thanks again!

She's comfy when she wants to be... trust me lol...

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Ba-bump!

I'd really like to hear what tinyliny has to say

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