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  • Why can lunging be a substitue for riding

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    05-19-2012, 02:37 AM
I love ground work. The horse can learn new things without worrying about the rider on its back.. sort of how lunging with us on is great for our riding since we don't have to focus on the horse, just our bodies.

For me, groundwork is working in a halter and leadrope on the basics of leading, learning to disengage and yield certain parts of the horse, helping the horse overcome a fear or "mental-obstacle" via desensitizing and sacking out.

Lunging can be part of ground work but I consider that separate. And that's mainly a substitute for riding. Riding the horse has the rider to worry about, lunging the horse can work on its own gaits and tempo and get exercise. I like to keep those sessions short and sweet.
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    05-19-2012, 04:53 AM
    05-19-2012, 10:52 AM
Originally Posted by Snizard93    
Can you guys tell me what the subbing post means?
    05-19-2012, 10:53 AM
Originally Posted by SpiritLifter    
Can you guys tell me what the subbing post means?
Well it just means i'm writing on the thread so that I get updated whenever it's written in
    05-19-2012, 10:56 AM
Originally Posted by SpiritLifter    
Can you guys tell me what the subbing post means?
She just engaged in a game of battleship with you and she's about to sink your sub, missy!!! ALL MEN ON DECK!!!!
    05-19-2012, 12:03 PM
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I assumed it was subscribing to get the updates.
    05-21-2012, 11:13 AM
And so bumping is to get it to the top of the list of threads?
    05-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by SpiritLifter    
And so bumping is to get it to the top of the list of threads?
Yes or that handy dandy button on the top menu called "New Posts" it appears there too :)
    05-21-2012, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by SpiritLifter    
And so bumping is to get it to the top of the list of threads?
Yes, people will bump to get their stuff to appear at the top. Seems that everyone uses the word subbing tho here to do that. I see that in the classifieds a lot.
    05-21-2012, 01:04 PM

Originally Posted by nvr2many    
Thank you, id like to hear about respect for your space and also you as a leader. Any thoughts on this?
I have the same thing. What I found was if you worked the horse HARD when they were near their buddies that they quickly lost interest in running and bolting. I haven't tried riding him alone yet since I have been working but for on the ground it has done wonders. Also letting you horse go crazy (in a safe setting) while slowly taking his buddy/buddies away and then bringing them back once the other horse has settled down. Hope this helps!

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