Originally Posted by riccil0ve
And when you change directions, circle him to the outside. The middle of the circle is YOUR space.
On a lunge line you can't have a horse circle "out" to change directions, or he will wrap up in the line. So not sure what you mean here...
Another case in point, I don't WANT a horse showing me his hindquarter...his hinder is for defense, and I don't care how "kind" he is, that needs to stay away from me unless I 'want it' near me (like brushing, or handling his hind feet...but even then, he doesn't get to swing it toward me.