2 Lunging Training session – Who we are and Why we lunge a horse

Second Lungeing Training Session of the Free Lungeing Training eCourse 

Reading time: 3 min + 4 minute  video 

Hello, horsey friend–

Today we send you the “in the know” of the Lunging Training experts. Meet our experts, learn about their passion for lunging and watch at the end an informational video from the UK on “How and Why we lunge”.

This is the second email of our continuous email series.

Who are we? 


Birgit Klas-Bastian

Brigit has over 25 years of horse experience. She has been a barn manager, as well as the head of different riding clubs.  Her passion has always been for groundwork, especially lungeing. She has learned from many great masters and completed several certifications with the German Equestrian Federation (FN). She has a trainer B license, and gives courses in groundwork, lungeing and double lungeing several times a year.

For the past two years, Birgit has worked at Finca Barock, where she trains Spanish horses — Andalusian and Lusitano, Frisian, Baroque Pintos and Warmbloods.

She will be our resident expert in lungeing training and address all of your questions. Furthermore, she provides content and recounts her experience in our upcoming Lungeing Training ebook.  

 “We offer the perfect cross training to keep your horse in shape.”


Sue Nicole Susenburger 

Sue trained horses for equestrian vaulting and taught lungeing for 15 years. Sue has seen amazing results using lungeing as a cross-training method for horses. She has completed two lungeing exams (level II and III) and earned her trainer license in equestrian vaulting at the German Equestrian Federation (FN).

While coaching vaulting in the U.S., Sue started sharing her lungeing expertise at a friend’s local barn. When she tried to order lungeing equipment, she discovered there was no place in the United States to purchase what she needed. It was then that she realized just how uncommon it is in the U.S. to use lungeing as a gymnastic-like cross-training exercise for horses.


Alex Susenburger 

Alex is the owner of Finca Barock, and a professional horse trainer and salesperson. She has been been on the horse’s back since she was three years old. She has international show experience, and trains and sells mainly baroque horses.

“Finca Barock is excited to support the online platform Lungeing Training. There is clearly a demand for instructions in lungeing as an efficient cross training for horses. I have 20 sales horses and would not want to work without lungeing as cross training. Riding on a loose and well trained horse based on good cross exercise is a pleasure. I give several times a year weekend courses in lungeing for my clients.”

Many, many more…


Further, we collaborate with an extended partner network of about 10 people with horse and lungeing experts.


Now, let’s get started with learning more about lungeing!

Listen to what Kate Federall, manager at Plumpton College, UK has to say about lungeing: The basic equipment and why we lunge a horse.


In your next free Lunging Training session we will outline the benefits of lunging for different horses and disciplines and share a video on “How to lunge a horse”.  Be excited!


See you soon – horsey wishes,

The Lungeing Training team


questions-horseYou are invited: Please share your questions about lungeing with us on social media. These will be answered on our blog, or we might even make a short demonstration video.

Please, POST your questions and topic wishes on our facebook page!

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