Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
oh my! How rude! Please do not call me (or anyone else here for that matter) nuts and/or dumb. That's incredibly rude even if you don't agree with how I do things. I've just rewatched that video 3 times and fail to see where she nearly ran over my feet.
If I was doing things that put my horse in danger or was messing with her then that would be fine but as you say, its me that would get hurt. I don't put myself in dangerous situations and as long as I feel comfortable I will work wearing whatever I want. Im not going to wear gloves and helmets to work with my horse on the ground. This doesnt make me nuts its just the way I've always been and I've never been trodden on when im not wearing boots. That's gotta say something. So cowboys can wear hats instead of helmets but I can't wear flip flops instead of boots?
All that aside, I specifically said this is NOT a thread for critiquing nor is it a place to call people names and judge their way of doing things. I personally don't believe in small lunge circles on the whole but at this stage with an ottb its the best way to do it. She isnt the 1st ottb I've worked with and wont be the last and I havent messed any up by short lunging them 1 or 2 times before I add the long lunge line and a full circle. IMO its dangerous to lunge on a long rein during these stages. Its too easy for them to pull a bunch of rope away from you and then go nuts stepping on it and freaking out. I have found this way much safer and much quicker in teaching tb's who don't know how to line lunge.
Please, no more personal attacks or off topic discussion of this nature.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"