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    12-02-2012, 11:07 PM
  #31
Weanling
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Originally Posted by BornToRun    
Could I just lay fence rails on the fence to block the corners?
Whatever you do, I would just make sure it's solid. I liked the panels because I could attach them to the fence- if the horse smacks into it for whatever reason I would want to make sure that they couldn't end up tangled in a heap of fence rails. Maybe you could sink a post in each corner and attach some slats across that?
     
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    12-02-2012, 11:10 PM
  #32
Yearling
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Originally Posted by tbcrazy    
Whatever you do, I would just make sure it's solid. I liked the panels because I could attach them to the fence- if the horse smacks into it for whatever reason I would want to make sure that they couldn't end up tangled in a heap of fence rails. Maybe you could sink a post in each corner and attach some slats across that?
That would have to wait until the ground has thawed. My farm is pretty old, 90% of the fencing is cedar rails.
     
    12-02-2012, 11:58 PM
  #33
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I think lunging a horse in a flat halter will encourage the horse to lean on the halter. Leaning on the halter goes with leaking out through the outside shoulder, or it could be leaning on the inside, depends on speed and the hrose. But, it will have the horse leaning, most likely. Lounging a horse for excersize wherein it goes around leaning and in a very bad form will only build in a bad way of going, rigidity and soreness.

I would either lunge with the bit set up she has, with a surcingle and side reins. Or, use a rope halter, lunge on a smaller circle and work on having the horse keep a bend in it's body, it's shoulder up and not to lean on the leadline. Slower speeds would be most likely the way you'd do that. Then, once the horse is moving correctly, let it go in the arena and let it free lunge itself for excersize, and to get it's ya-yas out.

And to Cherie:

You do not use the whip? I mean, if you are going to teach the horse to go off from the whip, and it doesn't go after two asks, you said you make it sorry it didnt', but that does not include any hitting with the whip? Do you just whack the ground and make a lot of impressive noise and movement?
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    12-03-2012, 12:03 AM
  #34
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
I think lunging a horse in a flat halter will encourage the horse to lean on the halter. Leaning on the halter goes with leaking out through the outside shoulder, or it could be leaning on the inside, depends on speed and the hrose. But, it will have the horse leaning, most likely. Lounging a horse for excersize wherein it goes around leaning and in a very bad form will only build in a bad way of going, rigidity and soreness.

I would either lunge with the bit set up she has, with a surcingle and side reins. Or, use a rope halter, lunge on a smaller circle and work on having the horse keep a bend in it's body, it's shoulder up and not to lean on the leadline. Slower speeds would be most likely the way you'd do that. Then, once the horse is moving correctly, let it go in the arena and let it free lunge itself for excersize, and to get it's ya-yas out.

And to Cherie:

You do not use the whip? I mean, if you are going to teach the horse to go off from the whip, and it doesn't go after two asks, you said you make it sorry it didnt', but that does not include any hitting with the whip? Do you just whack the ground and make a lot of impressive noise and movement?
I agree with the lunge set up too.....I don't like lunging horses in flat haters unless they are super broke and I'm just shaking the sillies out before a ride after the horse has had a few days off......but for lunging for conditioning etc, a proper setup should be used to encourage correct movement......
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    12-03-2012, 12:19 AM
  #35
Trained
Especially as there is no evidence to suggest he's even been taught to lunge/yield to pressure well in the first place, I would NOT advise attaching the lead to a bit at all. Use a halter & get the horse soft & reliably responsive at least before considering using a bit on a lunge rein - think about how much the pressure is magnified with the length of the rope.

If the horse is taught right, there shouldn't be anything for him to lean on anyway, but taught badly, he'll lean on a rope halter or a bit too.
     

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