Nova has learned to lunge! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Nova has learned to lunge!

Yay! Accomplishments! Haha

She can now lunge w/t easily both ways! Still working on the canter, she gets a little iffy at the canter.. maybe since she's still a bit unbalenced. This so awesome because when I first started working on lunging all she would do is shoot backwards or rear up.. so YAY!!!! she's such quick learner... its just about being clear about what you want.

Heres a picture!
HorsesAreForever is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Heres a video I put together with the lunging in it... [warning I was extremely bored] :P

HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 924
• Horses: 4
She still looks really unbalanced to me. I would work on the flat getting her balanced and supple and out of that weird tense inverted shape she seems to favor. Lunging in loose stretchy side reins to get her to maybe learn how to go long and low would be good too. I personally wouldn't even be jumping that horse over 12" crossrails until I had the flat work solid.
NittanyEquestrian is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Suprisingly, she's not AS bad as she was when I first got her.. but she still has ways to go.

I've been working A LOT on her introvertedness and its getting better but my lord she doesnt want to give it up. The vet checked her out and its not physical she's completely sound and happy.
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 07:33 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CO
Posts: 5,061
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever View Post
Suprisingly, she's not AS bad as she was when I first got her.. but she still has ways to go.

I've been working A LOT on her introvertedness and its getting better but my lord she doesnt want to give it up. The vet checked her out and its not physical she's completely sound and happy.

Ahhh, don't worry too much about her aloof nature; she will come around, or she will always be that way.

I have a filly who is quite aloof herself, and I know for a fact she's never been abused, or neglected. She's just that way...prefers attention (especially if it means work), on her terms...Lol!

My mare, and the colt, are opposite though; Now Flicka only likes attention from me as a general rule, but she's sweet as honey, and extremely gentle even if she's 'iffy' about someone else. No one else can walk up to her in her corral though, even if she comes up to the fence with someone outside the fence.

Blue, on the other hand is a complete Mooosh...He loves attention from anyone, at any time, and shows his clear enthusiasm by running, bucking and rearing around his corral as you're walking up...then he comes trotting up to you, and stops and breathes in your face! Bwahaha!!

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
mom2pride is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 10:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 5,455
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2pride View Post
Ahhh, don't worry too much about her aloof nature; she will come around, or she will always be that way.
I think they mean inverted as in her neck is on upside down (it curves toward the ground instead of the sky). It makes her back hollow out and her hindquarters trail out behind.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
kevinshorses is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 10:58 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SE-Wisconsin
Posts: 266
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
I think they mean inverted as in her neck is on upside down (it curves toward the ground instead of the sky). It makes her back hollow out and her hindquarters trail out behind.

Yeah, you can tell she was never properly trained to collect, her neck has zero muscle and that dip right in front of the withers.

Owner and head trainer of SE-Wisconsin Horse Care
*Lessons*Training*Farm/Pet Setting*Dog Walking*Equi-Eval*
SeWHC is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 05-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SE-Wisconsin
Posts: 266
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever View Post
Yay! Accomplishments! Haha
Still working on the canter, she gets a little iffy at the canter.. maybe since she's still a bit unbalenced.

But she's good to jump a course in a show though, right?

Owner and head trainer of SE-Wisconsin Horse Care
*Lessons*Training*Farm/Pet Setting*Dog Walking*Equi-Eval*
SeWHC is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 05-25-2010, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
ON LUNGE she's iffy about the canter. When riding she has no problems at all and would rather canter then trot actually ;)
HorsesAreForever is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To lunge or not to lunge, that is the question! melinda27858 Horse Training 51 01-17-2011 09:00 PM
I learned/realized something today!! HorsesAreForever Horse Training 20 05-12-2010 09:00 PM
Everything I know I learned from my horse! arabchica Horse Stories and Poems 3 10-20-2009 11:41 PM
Look what I learned :P HorseOfCourse Horse Riding 3 08-14-2009 10:57 PM
blondie learned something new! farmpony84 Horse Health 12 07-08-2008 01:29 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome