Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
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.