11-18-2010, 12:22 PM
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So I lunged my horse in a different part Yesterday.
It didn't go too well, she was doing fine walking, but when I made her trot she flipped out and went into a gallop and wouldn't stop. It was like she thought I was going to whip her hard or something. I don't touch her with the whip unless she doesn't do what I say and I will tap her on the hocks, but not hard. I told her to trot, and easy, but she wouldn't listen, she was going as fast as she could around and around, so when she was tired and wanted to quit her little running around I made her go a few more laps of gallop since she wouldn't listen to me in the first place, but not many more laps cause I didn't want to hurt her cause she doesn't normally gallop as fast as she was going. Did I handle that right by making her go a few more laps? That was my first time to lunge her in a new spot, I'm sorta new to the whole lunging thing as well cause my mom usually did it, but then I recently decided to do it myself. Don't be afraid to tell me if I did everything absolutely the wrong way. I'm still trying to learn here. Do you think it Was just cause she was in a new place than normal? Cause she never did that with me at the normal place I lunge her at. I'm going to try it again today or tomorrow, and see how she reacts this time.