Lungeing
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Lungeing

This is a discussion on Lungeing within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-05-2010, 12:00 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Lungeing

    Hiya guys :)
    I haven't been on this forum for a long time, so I do apologise!
    I have a 4 year old who is recently broken, so we do quite a lot of lungeing.
    The first thing I wanted to teach him with lungeing was to go off of my voice commands and body posture. He now has this down to a 'T'. Most of the time my whip is under my arm as I very rarely need it.
    However, recently he's been having a real big problem bending, especially with one rein in canter. He gets to a certain point in the circle and zooms of away from me. I'm not behind him or chasing him on.
    So.... I did something that I'm not sure is right? But it REALLLLLLY worked. I used to have his side reins at an equal length (what I was always taught at college) but the outside rein was always tight and pulling and I feel that over time, this has taught him to run away from me as that's the the side rein is telling him to do. So I loosened the outside rein and tightened the inside. He was working beautifully, I could have cried from being so proud. He has a beautiful bouncy and flowing movement. Perfect outline, engaging his hind end etc. etc.
    Is this okay?

    I'm not riding him in the school at the moment as we do not have a sufficient surface (I'm moving yards this Saturday)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-05-2010, 12:30 PM
      #2
    Started
    I was told to do this one time by a trainer, so I don't think it will hurt him at all. However, it depends on how much 'difference' between the two reins there is. She only ever told me to have the inside rein one or two holes shorter than the outside.
         
        09-05-2010, 12:36 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Oh yes, my side reins are rubbish and are slidey ones, but it is only a 'few holes' shorter.
    Meant to buy new ones yesterday, but forgot haha.
         
        09-05-2010, 02:19 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    I do this all the time for short periods... this is what you do when you ride and the purpose of the side reins is to teach a horse to give and carry themselves correctly/build muscle. But like said.... only one or two holes.
         
        09-11-2010, 03:00 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Also, I would on occasion just take off the sidereins completely. If he's getting so reactive to the pressure, it's good that he's responding to the bit but he should be allowed to carry himself freely too so that he learns to set his own head rather than have it set by the reins. :) Just my opinion. I don't think it's too bad to have the inside rein just barely shorter than the other, since you want him slightly curved to the inside when lungeing, but I would only do it for short periods of time.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Lungeing Help SpiritJordanRivers Horse Training 4 07-26-2009 03:59 PM
    lungeing kershkova Horse Training 5 06-15-2009 10:19 PM
    Bit for lungeing Tasha'shuman Horse Tack and Equipment 5 03-05-2008 01:44 AM
    Lungeing huntergrl Horse Training 6 01-07-2008 11:43 AM
    Join up and Lungeing HELP!! HorsesAreForever Horse Grooming 23 12-12-2007 10:37 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0