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    06-06-2012, 12:58 PM
Lunging and ground driving

Alright guys, I have some more questions about Brassus.

I decided (with the help of the forum) to go back to ground work. So far she's leading better, and will yeild her hindquarters and shoulders. Already dramatically improved on picking up her feet.

I have free lunged her in her pen, and does pretty good. Today I wanted to lunge her then ground drive.

I have lunged horses before, I just wanted to ask how y'all would go about first teaching her. To lunge (on a line) and ground drive.

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    06-06-2012, 01:31 PM
Lunging you just start short, if the horse is yeilding its hip then you just let out a little rope and keep them yielding the hip till you are going in nice dizzying circles. Just slowly let out more and more rope. Helps if you are in a roundpen as they already get it if you have roundpenned them. Driving is just a progression. If you use a cav then you need to get them sacked to it or if you don't then you need to be talented with the lines. And be ready to move quickly!! They should be responsive to the lines from the lunge, but you are now trailing them as opposed to being in the center.. you get your workout so eat your wheaties!!
    06-06-2012, 02:00 PM
Thanks :) I need a without :P lol
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    06-06-2012, 02:35 PM
Then use the lightest line you can, I'm not a fan of the flat lines but they are light. Make certain that your horse is ok with the lines behind the hip and turning them by looping your line around the rump from the off side and making them turn away from you. Then just add the second line and be sure to only pull on one at a time. Tension on both will confuse them, Oh and keep your mouth closed because when they suddenly jerk you off your feet.. well roundpen dirt is nasty tasting... I know this.. don't ask I just do...

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