I recently have taken on 2 new horses to train. I used to always have my friend by my side to teach me what I didn't know. I don't believe in hurting a horse to ever get them to do what you want.
The barn I am currently boarding at, well the girl I met, is a bit too rough when lunging. My problem is.... When I take either horse out to lunge at all the first thing they do is lope around me. They wont move with a lunge line on so I take it off. I can't get them to slow down though! I tried it multiple times with the lunge line on. And then with it off I tried bending down and telling them to "trot", "walk", "stop". They don't respond to anything.... I believe in alot of ground work but I don't do it as much as I probably should. I am trying to do alot more ground work now but I have no idea on how to slow these horses down. They are thoroughbred horses. The mom is 18, and her son is 8. Mom is named Ruby, but I usually just call her mama. And well her kid was named Kid. I usually call him baby though. I didn't name them and they both know their names so well I feel in the wrong to change them. Lol. But yea. Any advice would be amazing.!