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How do I teach my mini to lunge?

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        10-05-2010, 08:29 PM
    Thank you frank and SLCS! That sounds great, I will have to look more into NH. It is hard sometimes to bond with my minis...because right now there is not much I can do with them. I miss having a horse to ride sometimes because that helps you bond.
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        10-06-2010, 12:42 PM
    Just spending time out grooming them is a great way to bond too.
    (keeps them clean and helps their circulation too)

    You could always lead them for a walk around the neighborhood too...
    It would be good to get them out and about around new things, and I'm sure it would make your neighbors smile!
        10-06-2010, 01:21 PM
    Oh, we do take them for walks! A few times a week! There is a horse that lives alone down the street...I feel sorry for it, it is SOOOO happy to see another horse. So my DD and I lead the minis down there to "visit!"

    I love just handling them. They really bring a smile to my face! I will come inside and start babbling to DH about how "Bruno did___" or "You should see Boo when he___". My husband can see what joy they bring me. He just smiles and shakes his head.

    I am staring out the window at them right now.
        10-06-2010, 01:35 PM
    I did go take a peak at the pics you added.
    They both look like they are in really nice condition.
    And now that I see good pics of Boo too, he is certainly a cutey too!

    I am sure my hubby can commiserate with yours, I also babble on continually about the littlest things they do.....
    He probably has learned to just tune me out by now.
    Although he does find them pretty irresistible himself
        10-08-2010, 08:37 PM

    Oh thank you, SOMEONE finally help me out here. Great question. This will REALLY help. YAY!!!!
        10-11-2010, 08:02 PM
    Thank you, SLCS! I do think they are cuties. I love how you enjoy your minis so much. I admire you for actually DOING something with them!

    PrayingCowgirl-Glad I am not the only one with that question! Let me know how your minis do if you start lunging!
        10-11-2010, 08:28 PM

    Ok, I will.
        12-29-2010, 05:55 AM
    I have just bought a shetti (11yrs) who had never been lunged nor had I ever lunged a pony or horse.

    I took her into a field. She shied when I first picked up the whip but I got her used to that by showing it to her. After the first circle, she got the hang of it and was trotting perfectly within 3 circles of walking.

    I was certainly surprised.
        12-29-2010, 12:16 PM
    Congratulations on your shetti!

    Horses do pick things up very quickly, well most any way, when you communicate well with them.
    I think they love to learn and they love to please you.

    Have fun with her!
    Oh, and post some pics if you have them!

        12-29-2010, 06:10 PM
    I'm still trying to post pics...They keep rejecting on my profile pic. I'll get the hang of it soon

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