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Lungeing as a Training Tool with Amy Millar

Rather than just letting your horse run endless circles around you, use your lungeing sessions as a training tool.

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By: Jessica Lefroy |

Amy Millar, 38, works alongside her father, Ian, and brother, Jonathon, at the family's MillarBrooke Farm in Perth, Ontario. In addition to training and coaching, she has over 25 career grand prix wins to date. "The lungeing system, in the way we use it, can benefit any horse. We don’t use it as a tool to physically exhaust a horse, but instead to improve the quality of the gallop and responsiveness of transitions, and to get some discipline that will improve your training. It’s something we go back to often when we run into a training situation that comes up under saddle, and it is an important tool in working with the young prospects. When we start young horses, it is a natural transition from the round pen to lungeing under saddle, and even our grand prix horses benefit from time on the lunge line. Lungeing allows the perspective of…

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