Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
You win some, you lose some
After mending the fence, and putting up temporary elec. to keep them off the damaged bit, I go to fetch Riley for a bit of lungeing.
Round one way, yah cooperation and nice walk and trot. Change the rein...and OH. You're NOT cooperating now then. He would not lunge, he just turned himself to face me - backing up, turn on the forehand, anything else but NO I will not do that. Now, I have dealt with horses that turn in whilst lungeing, but he just wouldn't turn out.... As soon as I set him up and asked for movement, he turned towards me. Very frustrating as clearly there is a technique to achieve success but I just couldn't get it.
So - we agreed to disagree, and went back to the barn. Tomorrow I will try again, with renewed thought, and possibly two lunge lines for a bit of long reigning lungeing.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.