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        05-04-2011, 09:29 AM
    Green Broke
    Double post. To get her to move forward stay behind her shoulders. If you have to, use a lunge whip to encourage her to move. She won't have perfect circles but keeping your lunge whip as a space between her and you will help. Let her run into the whip if she gets too close to you. Either poke her side or tap her inside shoulder to move her out of your space.
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        05-04-2011, 09:37 AM
    Try teaching her how to yield to her quarters on the ground. That worked well for mine. The other thing is to keep her moving as you turn. Don't expect straight lines on a greenie, it just isn't going to happen!
        05-04-2011, 11:09 AM
    She is a pro at lungeing already, and I lunge her every other day. I need to teach her to long rein, but I am not sure on how to get her to move forward??
        05-04-2011, 11:15 AM
    Green Broke
    I'm sorry, guess I didn't read your post correctly. I would start her out with the same concept as lungeing. If she is being taught the voice command "walk" at the same time you lunge her she should move out the same way. Have your friend help you the first couple of times you are behind her. Have her move her forward when you say walk and then continue without her.
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        05-04-2011, 11:21 AM
    How would I keep her moving while turning? When I pull the rein to turn she turns sharply and stops. I don't want to scare her but I read that you should ride a youngster like a broken horse, is this a good idea?
    I just don't want to rewin her or give her bad experiences this early.

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