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post #1 of 7 Old 05-10-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question update on Danny Boy and also How do I get him started lateral Lunging?

So I just wanted to post thanks to all of those who gave me great training tips, I just wanted to report that Danny is getting huge! At a year old he is already 14hh, he lays on command, he ties, he picks up his feet. He has had a bit in his mouth and doesn't complain at all. He is a large puppy dog and follows me with out question. His only quirk is he won't cross mud, and I am working with him on that. And I have made the decision to geld him and he is much much happier now that he can be in a large herd. I did have a quick question though, I am having trouble getting him to lounge, mostly because I am new at this training game. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I get him started with walk trot and canter? Again thanks for everyone's input.

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I don't know much about how to train a horse to lunge but what I have been taught is that you should not trot or canter a horse that long on a lunge line and you shouldn't put him into hard work, you will damage his body. I've been told that with a horse that young you shouldn't do more than a walk, and only for 10 to 15 minutes at most.
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Well I thank you so very much, like I said I am new to this training gig, and every little bit helps. So thank you very very much.

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i don't know much about how to train a horse to lunge but what I have been taught is that you should not trot or canter a horse that long on a lunge line and you shouldn't put him into hard work, you will damage his body. I've been told that with a horse that young you shouldn't do more than a walk, and only for 10 to 15 minutes at most.
oops my bad, long is supposed to be young
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well don't feel bad that's how I read it

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haha ok. Do you have anyone that can show you in person? You can also try to look for videos online that can show you, sometimes it better to see it than to read a description about it. If I find anything good i'll let you know :)
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These are some great videos he does a lot of explanation and demonstration about what you're doing and how you are doing it, I watched these a few years ago id really suggest watching them I think they are great (correct me if i'm wrong) but again keep him at a walk and only for a short time. But at his age it might not even be needed, but it will help making him easier to train once he does get older
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