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Lunge Like a Pro

Lunging is a technique that is invaluable in the training of the horse – a precursor to the double-lunge, work in-hand, and ridden work. I therefore use it quite extensively with any age or ability of horse. The equipment needed for lunging includes: Bridle - if the reins are left on then they must be twisted up safely through the throatlash. Lunge cavesson A saddle with stirrups removed or run up and tied, or a lunge roller Brushing and over-reach boots, especially for young horses Side reins (optional) Lunge line at least 10m (33’) long Lunge whip While lunging the trainer should wear a hard hat, gloves, and protective footwear. The lunging ring should ideally be a 20m circular fenced area; the next best option is a corner of an arena. Try not to lunge in big open spaces, which will invariably lead to the horse trying to drift away…

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