Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
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.
"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"