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Lesson 1: The Introduction to Lunging

Author: Tyler

Lunging is exercise and stretching training for young or experienced horses. It’s practiced on a rein approximately 30 feet long, which is attached to the bit or a cavesson. Using Lunging to Your Horse’s Full Benefit – How to Get…

Lesson 2: Where to Lunge

Author: Tyler

In order to lunge your horse successfully, the first piece you need to start out is a safe place for your furry partner! When choosing the right location to start lunging, its important to ask yourself the following questions: Will…

Lesson 3: Basic Lunging Equipment and its Use

Author: Tyler

Usually when we think of lunging, we think of grabbing a halter and a lunge line. While these can be useful tools, we want to cover all of your equipment options for lunging and how they are beneficial to an…

Lesson 5: Side Reins and Their Use

Author: Tyler

There is a lot of information available, and many contradicting opinions, on the use of side reins in horse training. We respect that everyone is allowed their own opinion and invite you to learn more about side reins and why…

Lesson 6: Correct Use of Lunge Line

Author: Tyler

It is essential that the trainer knows how to use the equipment correctly as only then can they hope to achieve work of value and tailor the lunging programs to suit individual horses’ requirements.  The Lunge Line  Lunging is like…

Lesson 7: Correct Use of The Whip

Author: Tyler

The Whip To lunge without a whip is a waste of time, as it is like riding without forward-driving leg aids. If used incorrectly it disturbs and frightens the horse. When lunging on the left rein, the whip is carried…

Lesson 8: Correct Use of The Voice

Author: Tyler

The voice is an important supporting aid. The Voice  Your voice can calm or encourage your horse. The tone of the voice is more effective than the actual word uttered, but horses can learn the meaning of certain words and,…

Lesson 9: The Structure of a Lunging Session

Author: Tyler

As you’ve been going through the course, we’ve mentioned how you can use goals and exercises to define a plan for lunging training with your horse. When go to create your lunging training plan, first define a topic and goal…

Lesson 10: The Pyramid of Training

Author: Tyler

The Training Pyramid The training pyramid is the most important guideline for trainers, riders, lungers, and judges. The training pyramid is separated into three parts: Development of understanding and confidence, focusing on rhythm, suppleness and contact; Development of pushing power,…