Horse Doesn't Understand Lunging
Hey all, me and Milo have been having quite a consistent adventure these past two weeks. :)
Right now his current issue is that he has no idea what lunging is.
When I try to lunge him, he follows me as though he thinks I'm leading him... in a tight circle. Which just makes us both dizzy. He isn't being stubborn or aggressive; he's simply clueless and I don't know how to demonstrate this to him.
Right now I have been leading him in a circle in the round pen, and then beginning to try lunging him. I do not have a whip; I use the end of the lead that has a leather popper on the end. Several times he has gone in some wider circles, but takes a quick turn and returns back to my side. We are both getting frustrated and any help you all have would be appreciated. I would try to get a video of us if that would help, too.
Step one: Mount horse. Step two: Stay mounted.