Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
there is definitely nothing wrong with lunging before riding. i do it most of the time. i prefer them mostly to warm up lunging rather than with me in the saddle and then when you finish lunging you can tighten your girth and hop on and you are all ready to go
keep her really busy and keep her guessing when you are working her. walk to trot, halt, halt to trot, walk and so on. if she is busy and not pre empting what is going to happen she will more likely behave and will have no time for sillyness
good luck. a video would be good though if you can get one
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"