Originally Posted by Tymer
Does your horse know how to actively seek contact? If not, I do not recommend anything but a lunge line and whip.
(I apologize if this have been answered, I didn't see anything.)
One of the worst things you can do while lungeing is simply using too much equipment. It can hurt the horse mentally and physically.
I agree. Once I get them going well one direction, I get them going well the other direction. Then.... we switch back. Seems to help them pay attention to you, and also use their butt because I'm asking them to change directions every 5 circles, or every 1, or half circle. They have to pay attention.