She responds better to cues and is easier to ride after she's been in the pen. She just has more focus this way instead of having the attention span of a fruit fly.
Apparently this a horrible idea and I should be teaching my horse "the right way" to do things and not make her dependant on being lunged in order to be easily rideable. It was suggested that I just get on her and show her who's boss if she is too hyper so she doesn't think she can "get away with it".
I have to admit, I just don't understand what the big deal is. I figured that once she has matured and is consistent with her cues it should be easy to wean her off of the constant lunging. Or am I off base with this?
It never occurred to me that this would be a questionable idea!