Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Have never had that happen on a lunge, but I've had a simiar experience with my gelding whom I raised from birth...
When he was about seven months old or so, I looped his lead over a tree branch so he'd think he was tied just long enough for me to run up to the barn and back... looped the lead in such a way that it would come loose if he stepped backwards.
Well, stupid butt (lol) somehow managed to knot the lead around the tree, loop it around a back leg, his head, and a front leg and slide the now tied lead down to the ground (still around the tree) in the few minutes I was gone. I came back to find my gelding laid out on the ground, two legs caught in the rope and his head caught in it, with the lead still tied to the tree... (and I still to this day don't get how it got tied when all I did was loop it over a tree limb...)...
It took me forever to work the lead loose enough to unhook it from his halter so I could untangle him... luckily he stayed perfectly calm through it...
Next time you lunge, just act like nothing happened and stay calm and your yearling should follow your lead and stay calm as well!
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)