Lunging A Green Horse..help?
Okay. So my new horse is pretty green, and I would like to lunge her just before riding her, just so she can stretch and become relaxed. The problem is, I don't think that she remembers how to lunge. I took her on the lunge line, and asked her for a trot which didn't take too much. However, when I asked her to woah she had no idea what I was asking and started going faster. The only way I could stop her was pulling on the lunge line, which made her nervous and decided to canter sideways. Eventually she stopped though.
I really want to fix this problem with her, just because I think lunging before riding her would be very beneficial to our ride sometimes. My question is what do I do to help her become better on the lunge line and get her to understand woah?
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