Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I don't lunge everytime before I ride. Usually when I lunge it's to train her, not to get her tired before I ride. Although lately, they havn't gotten out because it's either been too icy or too soft and they tear everything up, so I might lunge her for a little bit before I ride next time.
Someone stated above that it teaches the horse's bad habits when you lunge them...while this may be true it is a very thin line. The horse only learns bad habits from the lunge if you let them get away with it. Just because you are on ground and not in saddle does not mean that when they do something bad on lunge you don't have to repremand them like you would in the saddle. Repremand them constantly if they do something bad at any time.
As for getting dizzy...this is very true! Haha...I already have some focusing problems for some reason so it just intensifies when I lunge and sometimes when I stop for a second I have to close my eyes or else I would literally fall over, but that's only if I was lunging for a while.
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