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    12-17-2012, 07:37 AM
long reining?

Ive had my horse now for 4 years so im not a total novice but I've never had to long rein and I have a youngster our of my horse that will soon be going through some training, im still learning ready for when the moment come but;
What gear do I need?
And what are the basic rules?
Thanks x
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    12-17-2012, 08:14 AM
Two lunge lines
A friend

Start lungeing in the manège, getting the feel of the two reins. Get this right first as your horse needs you to know what you're doing!

Then have a friend walk at the head so that you can move yourself behind to teach the horse your aids. Practise starting, stopping, turns in the manège until you are absolutely competent before you go out on the road.

Take friend with you the first few times that you go.

This is probably the first time I've seen a long-reining post on this forum; you'll possibly get more responses on the Horse and Hound forum which isUK based. However, I'd be interested in the responses you may get on here.
    12-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Yep, what Shropshirerosie said It is important to have someone at his head the first few times as the colt may try to turn and face you. Then as you try to turn him back around everything wil become a confusing, tangled mess lol It takes a bit of practice to get in down so I would practice on an experienced horse before the youngster.

To add to the list of items, I like to use a surcingle though you can long rein without one.
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    12-17-2012, 09:22 AM
Okay thanks :) great info, I posted on horse and hound aswell to see what people thought :) long reining - Horse and Hound Forums
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