Had a great training day!
Today I tried free-lunging Banjo for the first time, and doing some join-up. He LOVED it, and did really well! Lunged nicely in both directions (better than he does on a lunge-line, actually) and any excuse to follow me around like a dog is great with him. Afterwards I thought I'd try a little with his year-old brother. I thought it would be a good thing to do to get him started as he is still too young to lunge, and we have worked on all the basics to death (leading, tying, handling feet, etc.) Not so much success there, though! He just stood there and refused to move. No matter what I did I could not get him moving forward- all he wanted to do was turn and come in to me, except at one point when he decided he would rather just eat the lunge whip. I don't want to chase him or scare him into moving- it just seems mean to me, especially when he clearly has no idea what I want him to do. Any tips on how I can get him moving?