Please provide your thoughts on free lunging. How about having the horse jump while free lunging? I do this once in a while, my girls seem to like it and listen very well to voice commands.
Much prefer free lunging. I think the horse enjoys it more as they can play and romp. Mine used to stetch out into what I referred to as his Thoroughbred on the racetrack mode..full out gallop.
Sounds like he has a good time. When I free lunge, it is work time. They have to listen to my voice, watch my signals and obey commands. It is such a great feeling to have no hold on the horse and have her do everything I ask. They get to run around the pasture with their buddy the pony, but when longing, play time is over and it is down to work.:wink: