Ah, I see. I just overcame the same problem with my boy. I'd worked with many horses before, but none like Eli - he'd be the most respectful horse ever on the lead but wouldn't lunge properly for the life of him. Finally, we did it.
What works best for me - make sure you're standing and staring behind his shoulders, not in front, but not too much at his hindquarters, either, or he may take that as "yielding hindquarters" and turn in toward you.
Use as little pressure as possible, but as much as necessary. Point where you want him to go while clicking, then wave your whip, then tap him, then spank the ground, and keep adding pressure until he responds.
Try not to add the pressure constantly.
Make sure when he moves away properly, that you release the pressure right away and thus teach him that moving away from that pressure is the proper thing to do.
I wish you the best of luck! (:
"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."
Last edited by Stephie; 10-16-2011 at 09:48 PM.