When you lunge a horse, it moves around you in a circle on the end of a lunge line.
Lunging is a useful exercise for both horse and handler.
It is a way to let your horse safely burn off extra energy without you riding it and can help when teaching horse obedience.
Is lunging bad for a horse?
Lunging: the most common mistakes. Lunging is a wonderful way to gymnasticise your horse, meaning that you supple, strengthen and straighten the horse. But be careful: lunging can only be healthy for a horse if it happens in a responsible and correct way. Unfortunately a lot of mistakes happen during lunging.
How do you stop a horse from lunging?
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How to Train Your Horse to Lunge on a Line : How to Stop a Horse
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How long should you lunge a horse for?
With a young or uneducated horse, you might spend anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes lunging because you are teaching them something new. With a mature horse you may spend only five minutes. There are no rules.
How do you lunge a horse?
Hold the lunge line in your left hand in big loops so that your horse does not trip over it and hold the whip pointed towards the ground in your right. Stand at your horse’s shoulder and send him out by gently clucking and asking him to “walk.”