Since I got my mare in October I have only round penned/lunged her 2-3 times. Our round pen is maybe 30' (Pretty sure its smaller) which seems to be uncomfortable for her to lunge in. I don't need to round pen for respect as that is not a problem at all. I want to lunge her because she needs to be worked to get in shape (she is overweight with hardly any muscle and no balance at all) and I want to make working her easier for me (Rather than running with her). I want to lunge her in an open area. She has probably never been lunged besides the 2-3 times I did using the round pen. What are some good ways to go about teaching her to lunge in the open? I haven't tried it yet because I want my trainer present. Lunging out in the open seems a bit trickier than a round pen. I have lunged plenty of horses but they already knew the drill. My mare is very willing, yields to pressure, moves out from me, and she listens very well. We communicate extremely well and I can often cue her with minimal body language. She gets what my looks mean and often thats all it takes. I also know her quirks and how to read her pretty well. I can usually guess how she is gonna act just by looking at her when I walk up. She is a really good girl and I know lunging her isnt going to be a huge problem. I am just hoping for some good tips and tricks, things to keep in mind, etc...
Like I said I am going to have my trainer present but I wanna do some homework beforehand. Thanks ahead of time for the advice :)
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