Thanks for the warm welcomes on my "introducing myself and my minis" thread! I have pics of my cuties on that thread. Having trouble getting a picture on my avatar.
I really think my minis need exercise, plus, I would like to do things to "bond" with them...and also show them who is boss because I noticed that since all I do is spoil them, I kind of think they see me only as a food source/poop picker upper!!
I tried to lunge Bruno (my bigger pinto mini, who is supposedly somewhat trained to drive but I don't have a cart and know nothing about driving so I am not sure)but it was a disaster. I mean...I clipped the lunge line to his halter but he sees that as a sign to to stay next to me, like I am just walking him. I did not have a whip, but even if I did...I dunno, it just seems weird to me to "shoo him away".
Is there a less traumatic way to train a horse to lunge? I guess I mean less traumatic for *ME* more than for the mini, LOL.