Originally Posted by ArabianGrace
I want to teach my Mini to lunge. I don't have a round pen. How to you suggest teaching a horse to lunge?
When I start teaching a horse to lunge I use just a lead rope instead of lunge line. They tend to listen more when they know you can reach them. Also use a rope halter. Get a stick and drive her shoulder away from you. If you tap her butt she will just hide it and will want to face you. Tap on her shoulder until she moves away. Praise as soon as she does a first step in the correct direction. As she gets better make the line longer.