haulting on the lunge line

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

haulting on the lunge line

This is a discussion on haulting on the lunge line within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Haulting

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-07-2010, 06:07 PM
Question haulting on the lunge line

My horse lunges nicely, except for when you want him to hault, I guess he was trained to walk ( like slowly make his circle smaller) towards you when asking to hault. It was cute at first, but I like to work on transitions while on the lunge line, and I would prefer it if he would hault on the circle instead of coming to me. I was just wondering how you teach a horse to do this?
Sponsored Links
    09-08-2010, 01:17 AM
Basically I teach them the same as stopping any other time. I teach a horse to yield to direct pressure in a number of ways, including halter pressure. Then I teach them to yield to implied pressure - bodylanguage, waving rope or whip, voice - and back up that implied pressure with direct if/when necessary. Only once they're reliable and soft in yielding to implied pressure will I begin to ask them to do it gradually further away from me.

So... Teaching stop or back, for my cues, I use gentle backwards pressure on the leadrope/halter & fingertip pressure on their chest or nose. Implied pressure includes stopping & backing up myself, if I'm walking beside them, saying 'stand' or 'back, back', raising my hand in a stop signal, waving my finger at them. To back up the implied cues if needed, I progress to wiggling the rope(I DON'T go as far has hitting them under the jaw with the snap BTW) or waving the whip out in front of them. I start gently/without touching, but will build the pressure or progress to allowing them to run into the pressure of the rope/stick if they don't respond to lesser cues.

Only when they're reliable & soft at responding to my early cues do I start to ask them to do it at a distance.

hault, lunge line

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I keep him from going into a canter on the lunge line? Bia English Riding 4 06-05-2009 12:41 PM
Lunge Line Help???? cowgirlfitzy Horse Shows 10 03-24-2009 12:08 PM
Lunge Line with a tiffanyp1980 Horse Tack and Equipment 10 03-23-2008 12:51 AM
Will NOT canter on the lunge line toosexy4myspotz Horse Training 8 02-24-2008 09:35 PM
Walking On the Lunge Line? Abby Horse Training 3 11-30-2007 01:33 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0