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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Long rein lunging....

Just some questions on long rein lunging, first off, what is it, what does it help with, do you recommend this type of lunging with a horse? If you have done or know a bit about long rein lunging what tack items do you need? & most importantly how do you do it? Im unable to ride for 2 weeks from today, & im thinking of long rein lunging. please help i need something to do with my horse other that have him sit out in the paddock for these 2 weeks thank you.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-09-2009, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Any one?????? please
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I'm going to assume you being just long lining.

I've done it with my horses. though I haven't done it recently. I like the freedom that you have (you dont have to be going in circles all the time) and since you can go any which way you want, there isn't as great a stress on the joints. (thats my belief, i have nothing to back it up)

I use a bridle with a bit, a surcingle and 2, about 22 foot lines.
Two of my 3 horses picked it up right away, my third was a bit unsure.
My app gelding took right to it.
Turning is just like turning when you're riding, as is backing etc.
There's a great book that teaches someone the basics of it. Though it is safer and better for someone to get lessons so they really know what to do, then just guessing from a book.

Eta: This is the book, 101 lunging and long lining exercises.
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yeah i think thats what i meant... sounds like carriage work with out a carriage lol :P thanks
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Yes, that's basically what it is. Some people also refer to it as ground driving. You don't have to stand behind the horse as if you were in a carriage. You can stand to the side too.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-12-2009, 05:39 PM
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I think you have a good understanding of it. From your name, I'm guessing you're a Parelli fan, so I'd like to say you have endless possibilities with ground driving. You can challenge you and your horse to see what you can do, but after you get the hang of it of course. You can drive him over poles, and sticks, and around obstacles. See if you can get him to go over a tarp. Of course be safe and don't get tangled in the reins.

You could also work on other lateral longing techniques or desensitization since you can't ride. If you need any more ideas just let me know

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