Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ok, thanks guys!
Yeah, I was using the "pulling" method and it was working fairly well, but it had to be constant and she kept flipping her head up, so I don't want her to become head shy from it, or associate lunging with bad.
I think I'll try the round pen - I've done round pen work on her, but not on a lunge line, so maybe that will help teach her she doesn't have to be pulling on me. Only reason I wasn't using the round pen is because it's the lowest spot on the farm, so the minute it rains, it's a complete mud pit, so lunging has to be an option because I can do that in the front yard.
She's actually caused me to pull a muscle in my arm. I didn't realize it at first, but today I'm in tons of pain. Rotten filly! Thanks for the comments, I'll try a few things and see if I can't get her listening better!
(I keep her sessions extremely short on the lunge, as soon as she's working nicely, I call it a day. I just need options for building some muscle, and it's helpful to teach her to listen to me. I plan to start ponying her soon to give her more exercise as she's quite a lazy pants in the pasture!)
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.