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        06-25-2012, 10:04 PM
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    Foal
    Lunging Trouble

    My mom has a spotted saddle horse that wont lunge to the right. He does great to the left. When you get on his right side and start to lunge he will take a few steps forward then spin is rear end around to face you. We have been working on desensitizing a lot on that side since before you could hardly walk in front of him to get on his right. We have never seen him lunged that way by anyone for what it's worth. Any ideas?
         
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        06-25-2012, 10:19 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Try some round pen work. Really get after him for turning his butt to face you. Make him RUN. Try to get him to turn toward you to change direction, and give him a lot of praise. You can do this by stepping in front of his drive line to slow him down and then sort of 'bowing' and stepping back a few steps. If he tries to change direction again, tag him with the lunge whip. Might work. Don't be mean, but be firm so he knows what you want. Make him go more in the direction he doesn't want to go than in his good direction. Every horse has a good side and a bad side, and you should work his bad side more to sort of even him out.
         
        06-25-2012, 10:25 PM
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    Foal
    I guess I worded that wrong. He spins his rear away from me so that he is looking at me with his left eye. After he does this I am more so on his left than his right. Opposite where I want to be. This is when he will turn in a circle to keep me from getting back on his right side.
         
        06-25-2012, 10:29 PM
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    Foal
    Ohhh. I probably read it wrong too lol. Have you tried round pen work or just lunging with him? Against the wall of the round pen it would be harder for him to get away from you. You can step in front of him and use the whip to send him the other way.
         

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