I attempted to lunge Jester for the first time today since I've purchased him. His previous owner said she lunged him before and he did ok, but when I put him on the lead and pointed the whip at his hindquarters he started trotting really fast and wouldn't stop. I got him to stop but everytime I picked up the whip he would start fast trotting again. I finally put the whip down and without the whip he wouldn't stop turning into me. He's the type of horse that follows me everywhere I go, which makes it nice in most situations, but not in this one!
Whenever I would teach a horse to lunge, I would start with just a lead rope and tap the horse's shoulder until he moved his shoulder away from me, so I tried that. I tapped for 18 minutes (my husband timed it), before he shifted! He's a very calm, laid back horse and not much bothers him so I don't think that approach will take me very far. Any suggestions?