Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
I used to have a similar problem with my mare. She refused to lunge for me at all. She would rear and that always put me off. I couldn't figure out why she was doing it at the time but I got a professional to work with her and they could lunge her fine so I realised it as my confidence that was affecting her. I eventually worked out my issues and she's fine now so if you persist and are patient and try to be confident then he'll come round.
Good luck . . . .I know how fustrating it is but hang in there!
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.