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        08-25-2009, 03:48 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    Why does she get "spooked" in a round pen and why would you tolerate that?

    LOL. I like you!!!!! Has anyone said welcome? If not, it's nice to have you here.

    Loungeing is an art form. One can seriously mess up the relationship with your partner by not doing it correctly. I would suggest that you have someone who is experienced out to show you the correct way. It's nearly impossible for us to tell you what to do when we are not standing at your side seeing what your doing. It could something as simple as your body language or something worse like a pain issue. Judging by the quoted comment above which you made at the onset, I'd say you need some help with your leadership skills which will transfer over to the lounge line.
         
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        08-26-2009, 12:28 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by onetoomany    
    Firstly- how are you connecting the line to the bridle?
    If I'm lunging her on the right side, I connect the line on the left side, over the pole and out of the side of the bit,and the same on the left side.
    Is the way that you put the line matter that much?
         
        08-26-2009, 02:26 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    So the lounge line is connected directly to the bit?
         
        08-27-2009, 03:07 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Yes.....
         
        08-27-2009, 03:02 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blondi1980    
    yes.....
    Well there's part of your problem, your yanking on her mouth. Really, get someone to help you and show you the correct way to do this. All your going to do is p*ss the horse off.
         
        08-28-2009, 10:54 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Do you have access to a round pen? Best way to lunge is without a lunge line. I agree with the earlier poster re: Monty Roberts. It is bad for your horses spine to lunge with a line. I was having issues with Hunter not wanting to go left. He would try to charge at me. I did a join-up (see Monty Roberts) a couple of times and when I finally got the four signs, he has responded better. Last time I free lunged him he was fine to the right but started stopping and rebelling when I went left. I cracked the whip between us when he tried to come at me and after a couple of times he was going fine both ways. I'll see if he remembers tomorrow. Little stinker.

    Monty Robers has some free videos on his sight showing join-up, I totally recommend it.
         
        08-28-2009, 02:46 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blondi1980    
    If I'm lunging her on the right side, I connect the line on the left side, over the pole and out of the side of the bit,and the same on the left side.
    Is the way that you put the line matter that much?
    While you are longing from the bit correctly, I would recommend just longing from her halter or from a long cavesson. I personally am not a fan of longing from the bit unless the person who is longing knows very well what they are doing and if the horse also knows very what it is doing. Longing from the bit is not the thing to do if you are inexperienced at longing or your horse is.
         
        08-28-2009, 04:02 PM
      #18
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    DIt is bad for your horses spine to lunge with a line.
    Actually horses are not even designed by the Good Lord to be ridden. Everything we do to them is 'bad'.

    Then again - properly fitted tack and a correctly handled horse will be sound, happy and healthy for many years.
         

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