Everyone is right, he has no respect, you need to get in touch with a trainer who knows what they are doing so you can learn how to lunge properly.
1. NEVER wrap a lunge line around your arm or wrist, if he takes off, you WILL be dragged behind him.
2. Once its "work time" he needs to get into work mode, not eating and farting around, make him give you a nice active walk, not that shambling walk he was giving you. Ask 3 times, 1st time nicely, 2nd time with more force, 3rd time -get after him!-
3. gloves gloves gloves, proper ones.Unless your into getting your nails and skin ripped off your hand, I suggest gloves lol.
My mare will "cue" me to let me know she will act up, hunches her body a bit and eyeballs me, then its off to bucking bronco world lmao. She has learned that all that gets her is a near face plant with the arena wall and has realized its pointless, she will NOT get her way lol, she also has respect for my lunge whip and when that's pointed at her, even if she's freaking out, she will avoid it.
I am not telling you to beat him with it, crack it on the ground make the snapping noise, its the noise that freaks them out. Get behind his shoulder, not ahead of him.
The blood runs hot in the Thoroughbred and the courage runs deep. In the best of them, pride is limitless. This is their heritage and they carry it like a banner. What they have, they use. - C.W. Anderson