Question about Lunging/Free Lunging

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Question about Lunging/Free Lunging

This is a discussion on Question about Lunging/Free Lunging within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-27-2010, 09:06 PM
Question about Lunging/Free Lunging

I was just curious, do people ever free lunge their horses in side reins, pessoa, etc? I have only ever free lunged a horse a while back when I was helping to train him with his canter leads, but we never used anything like side reins, it was just good ole free lunging in a halter. And now that Im getting more serious and getting really close to looking for a horse of my own, Im just wondering if anyone ever free lunges with just side reins? I've only seen it with a lunge line.

Would it be dangerous? Such as, if the horse freaked out, you wouldnt have a lunge line to be able to ease the control, right?

Or would it just be weird?

Just curious :]
Sponsored Links
    12-27-2010, 09:30 PM
I think it might be dangerous. I am not a user of any sort of side rein or martingale currently. I have used German Martingale while riding, and when I had lungeline lessons (no reins or stirrups) the horse had side reins. But nowdays I don't use them. Not saying they're bad, just that I prefer not to use.
As for free lunging, I would look at it as;

Time for getting ya-yas out.
A chance to watch and evaluate your horse's movement
Some opportunities to practice moveing your horse around using herd dynamic pressure (i.e. Natural horsemanship work)
That would be my reason to free lunge. It's fun and you really can work on your connection with the horse, at liberty.
    12-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Green Broke
I think if you want to lunge with side reins on probably best doing it on a line... unless your horse was better without a line, which some horses are but then you would know they would be good and have nothing to worry about... hopefully
    12-27-2010, 09:39 PM
Green Broke
I agree, that it would be safer and best to lunge your horse on a line with side reins if you wanted to use them as I could see there being a few saftey risks when lunging a horse without a line and side reins.
    12-28-2010, 07:30 PM
Okay thanks everyone :) I won't try it anytime then.
Posted via Mobile Device
    12-28-2010, 11:58 PM
I actually happen to disagree, depending on where you are free lunging. I round pen my mare all the time in side reins, and I think if you are in a smaller controlled environment, which you should be when free lunging, there is no problem using them. As for Pessoa I have never used that and know nothing about it, sorry.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Lunging RedTree Horse Training 5 10-23-2010 11:39 PM
Free Lunging Question GeminiJumper Horse Training 7 10-14-2010 09:30 AM
Retraining proper lunging? Or better yet correcting bad lunging habits? CookieHorseGirl Horse Training 5 12-09-2009 05:53 PM
Free Lunging? anrz Horse Training 7 10-31-2009 03:53 PM
Line lunging vs. free lunging AussieDaisyGirl Horse Training 13 09-13-2009 09:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0