I am living in Nicaragua and our arena is not finished yet. I'm afraid it won't be for another 2 months (things move extremely slow down here). I just brought imported 6 horses and one of them is a 4 year old stallion who could really use some exercise. Because he's large ,and a stallion, we can't turn him out in the pasture with or near the other horses. We have an area that is big enough to turn him out in, but we have to watch him so he doesn't get out or get hurt, and there is enough space to lunge him there as well. I tried lungeing him today and he really didn't get it. I know the previous owners lunged him in their riding arena (using just one side) and he did fine. I think it's been a while since they've done it. He might have forgot, and now having him do it in a very akward (to say the least) place is confusing him. Unfortunately I pushed him a little too hard and he started rearing up (out of frustration I think). I finally gave up and turned him loose with some help to keep him out of trouble. Any suggestions for lunging a big, strong, stallion without a lunge arena? (Besides, "be careful..." that's a given!)
Sorry for the long post. Any advice is much appreciated.