Hey guys, I have some questions about lunging. My neighbor has a pony that needs some excersies and she asked me to come down a few times a week and lunge him. I ride at a stable, and have for about a year now, so I believe that I have a pretty good idea of what lunging is. My neighbor is pretty experienced herself, but she just doesnt have time to work with the pony. So basically, I just want to double check and make sure that what I think is lunging is infact lunging before I get out there and something goes wrong.
I have done what I believe is lunging a few times with a horse at the barn. Is it where you have a whip and send the horse out on the circle around you and make them go through the different gaits?
If I am correct, is there any tips or things that I need to know about lunging besides the obvious facts like don't wrap the rope around your hand?
(I have been told that the pony does know how to do this)
Thanks so much!