07-28-2009, 06:18 PM
| || |
Stand by his feed bin with the whip, and touch him all over while he's eating. Carry a whipe all the time when you are handling him. Ride just holding the whip. Basically make the whip a normal piece of everyday equipment, just like your boots or your saddle.
What do you do with the whip? It should be used as an extension of your arm, never to hit the horse or intimidate the horse.
Lunging can be done using the energy and direction of your body, or 'drive' in your body instead of a whip. I lunge both my horses without whips. It's a whole system of body language that is hard to explain over the internet, but it can be done and is not difficult.