Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Make sure your mare listens to your vocal commands on the lunge, otherwise how are you going to send her forward and bring her back?
Once you've established walk, trot, woah, change. Make sure you are stood towards her hind to send her forward, and her front to slow her down. If she tries to go faster to get past you when you want her to slow down or change use the lunge whip as an extension of your arm. If she rears at a wall, position yourself so she can go either left or right, and send her on, give her butt a tap, then a whack, and a vocal command, don't let her decide what she's doing.
Its a great way for a horse to let off steam without rider and gadgets attached, and well worth learning for those days where you need a quick workout!