I started training my 5 y/o mare to lunge an we started off and she did great going counter clockwise but when I try to get her to get out she follows me and wont leave my side. She knows that she ALWAYS walks on my ride side and isn't allowed to pass or walk on the opposite side so maybe that is why? I use a lunging whip (not touching her with it of course, but just for an extension). It is possible to get her out going the other way but it is usually by fluke and she just stays out and lunges.
She does very well with commands "Walk", "Trot", an "Woah". She also stays out when I ask her to stop and doesn't walk into the circle when finished (which I want her to do).
Any tips, its kind of frustrating lol