I've been so slack lately with getting to see my horse and ride due to personal circumstance and when I saw her on Saturday I decided to put her on the lunge before taking her out because although she is 6 years old, she is very green and at 17hh she has potential to be very strong!
She was free lunged when she was broken in but has never been on a lunge line. She looked at me like I was mad (I'm rather inexperienced with lunging too) and even the whip didnt encourage her. Eventually I just used the end of the line in a swinging motion and she got going.
She started off really fast at a trot, almost making me dizzy! She had her buck and then settled down. I used a single pole to slow her down a bit and help her concentrate.
I never over did it. Baby steps, but she did so well and we ended on a really positive note and I was really proud of both of us. I must admit, due to her strength and pulling me on the line I was very sore the next day! I'm 50kgs against her! Ha ha!