okay, first of all. MOVE TOWARDS YOUR HORSE when you do the jiggle the rope, get a stick and tap in the chest, MAKE him move tell him with your body "hey, move out of my space" make energy with yourself. not just the rope.
Work on that.
Then get your horse to "yield the hindquarters"
Have your horse pivot on his front feet and swing his butt around so he's looking at you. tell him to back up.
Keep doing that till you both really get it.
When you want to lunge him, take the line and hold it up high and pull and point in the direction you want him to go, tap his neck and cluck at him. once he gets going, stop the energy, but bring it RIGHT back when he starts to slow down or turn.
OH AND DO NOT MOVE YOUR FEET. YOUR HORSE DOES NOT LUNGE YOU, YOU LUNGE HIM!!!!
Research Clinton Anderson.
The only reason my horse lunges well is because of him, and she was EXACLTY like your horse.
She can change direction at the walk, and trot. and lots of fun stuff(:
sounds contradictory to me.
As for getting him to go out on the circle , you aren't much wanting him to back up away from you so mucha as you are wanting him to step his shoulders away from you; to go from facing you to being facing more or leass toward the direction you want him to walk forward on. By doing this, he also presents his "driveline" to you ( the area just behind his girth area, where you can apply pressure and he shoudl go forward.)
Even if he doesnt'give you good access to his driveline, if he moves his shoudlers away from you., you can get him to start thinking about moving forward.
I was having a similar problem the other day. I stand in the middle. I don't approach the horse, but I am ready to walk/pivot on a small circle in the same direction as the horse, with my toes pointing at his driveline or a tad behind it, once he starts walking.
I apply pressure to the horse's inside nostril (and I might walk toward him some if necessary) with a whip, or a rope propellor or plastic bag on stick or ?. Horse will eventually step sideways away from me. I can actually stop and reward him with just that, if I want to break it down into small steps.
Or, I can now ask for forward from him. To do that, I put some pull on the leadline to indicate, go this way!. So, say I am starting him leftward. I get him to step sideways out away from me. Then take up some of the line and with my left hand as far out to the left as possible. I put some "feel" on it. kind of bump and pull leftward. if the horse resists, do NOT give, an inch.
in the mean time. I put action into his feet by swinging the tail of the rope toward his hind area, or the whip or whatever makes him move his feet. He might back up. he might go sideways, he might rear. But the forward pull of the leadline keeps saying "move THIS way". He makes a lot of mistakes and you just don't reward them by stopping the pullin leftward. ONly when he, by chance, goes leftward, do you release the line totally and let him take a step or two and them let him stop. Do this a few times and he'll start to get the idea.
Remember what you are asking for and don't reward for anything else, but don't stop the horse from making incorrect choices. let him figure it out, just hang inthere aasking , "left, left left", and never giving him an inch until he goes a step left.