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post #11 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 03:54 PM
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You shouldn't be getting dizzy if you are lunging properly and using correct body language. Skip to about 4:35 and she will tell you how to move with the horse while lunging

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post #12 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Roadyy View Post
Thanks for the suggestions. I had my 6yr old QH on a long lead rope out in the open and just had him making short circles around me to make him work when he refused to follow. I could feel it coming on after just a couple of rounds and remembered how easily I get dizzy from spinning.
I will put into effect each of the suggestions to see what works for me...Again, thank you very much..
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why is I hear the song Ring around the rosie???
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Ashes Ashes
we all Fall down......
Round pen dizzy,
Horsie in a tizzy,
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Corporal View Post
Try making your circles larger and walking in small circles.
That's what I do, I'll walk in small circles keeping my body just behind the horse's "drive line". Works for me, keeps the horses moving (most of whom have never been lunged before), and keeps me from getting dizzy.

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I agree with the person that said if you're getting dizzy, you've been doing too much. I use lunging as a training tool, not to exercise the horse in endless circles. I also don't spin myself, but stay put - IMO lunging is about getting the horse to move, not the handler.
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-15-2013, 10:51 PM
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Some people get dizzy more easily than others. My wife gets dizzy after the horse goes around 2 or 3 times. So she doesn't usually work with the horses, and I have to.

I think if you even just take small steps forward following the horse does help instead of spinning.
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-16-2013, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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After watching that video I see that once I get them out further from me then my spinning will reduce as the outer ring has to move faster to keep up with the inner ring. Like usandpets mentioned, It only takes about 2-4 spins and I feel it. Albeit, I understand the purpose of training with a lunge and not exercising them in a seamless circle as Loosie and others mentioned.
I guess I was stuck on the lead rope and not looking at the lunge rope in length.

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post #18 of 19 Old 05-03-2013, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update. I have been successfully lunging a couple of my horses since this thread and want to thank you for all the helpful input. I have not been dizzy at all since following the advice given. So again, Thank you.

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post #19 of 19 Old 05-03-2013, 08:17 PM
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I still have a problem with getting dizzy even though I have tried watching the shoulder and walking in small circles with the horse. I just get dizzy easily. I get sea sick in a rocking chair so I don't lunge for very long.
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