03-26-2011, 03:42 PM
| || | You might want to look at that. I don't want a horse to come to me automatically. Only if I invited him to. I might want to stop the horse on the lunge and that's it; STOP. If he comes in to you, he is making a decision outside of you. That makes me wonder how much of the lunging is him doing what you want and how much is just automatic. you might start asking him to stop, and stay stopped. Teaching your horse to stop, some distance from you and be comfortable just standing some distance form you, YET still keeping an eye on you for the next direction from you, is a good excersize.
Originally Posted by Puddintat
I lunge Dancer with a rope halter and lead line combo. When he's trotting and I ask for a whoa he will stop and decide to come to me. I never pull or tug to make him come to me.