Thanks for outlining that exercise, we'd never heard of it before, though I don't think I'd hit her to move away from me, it's not the way I like to work. I am experienced and know how to lunge correctly, as I said above I haven't actually seen the horse being lunged yet so me and "horsezrule" are just trying to gain a few ideas for when she does arrive so we can be prepared for every eventuality! It's not overly important to me that she MUST lunge, but would be good to see if I can break the habit as there may be a day in the week every now and then where I may need to lunge her just for some exercise if I can't ride! You never know, she may turn up to my yard and lunge beautifully after all this haha
Thanks for all the ideas!