How to Train Your Horse to Lunge on a Line : How to Stop a Horse on a Line
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How to Train Your Horse to Lunge on a Line : How to Stop a Horse on a Line

October 20, 2019


Hi! I’m Kelli and this is Colby on behalf
of Expert Village. I am going to show you my opinions and techniques on how to lunge
your horse. Teaching your horse to stop on a lunge line is a really important skill that
they should learn. So when you want them to stop and make her go here a little bit, going
to have her kind of canter around here. When I want her to stop, I am going to say whoa
and I am going to pull. Whoa, whoa. I am just going to keep saying whoa and pulling until
she stops. Some of them you might have a little bit harder time getting them to stop; whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa. You just want to keep doing it over and over again until they get that
word through their head. So take them back into a trot and have them trot a few steps.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Now if it takes them too long to listen, you might want to pull a little
harder on your lunge line or you might want to switch to a lunge line with a chain something
that will give you a little it more control. But eventually you want to get them to the
point where you just say whoa and they will stop really easily for you. Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Another thing you want to make sure you do when you are asking them to stop is to hold
your whip down, hold the whip away from them because if you still point the whip at them,
they are going to want to go. See. So you want to put your whip down. You can even drop
your whip if you are done and you want them to stop, whoa. That is usually a cue that
you are done and you want them to stop. So that is how you want to get your horse to
halt on a lunge line.

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  1. I think someone needs to teach kelly how to teach her horse to have manners on the line. and they need to teach her how to lunge. I had a 2 1/2 year old pretty much unhandled filly I bought within 5 months I had her lunging all pretty much to voice commands and to stop all I had to do was raise my hand a bit and say whoa and she would stop right away with no hiesitation.

  2. That horse just doesn't respect her or care what she's saying and she doesn't even correct the mare when she starts walking without being asked to

  3. Looks as if this horse doesnt understand the word Whoa. Perhaps he doesnt speak english. Next time maybe try it in spanish.

  4. Agreed i have watched a few of these videos, and at least if your going to call yourself experts then do what your teaching right!!! have your horse already trained! meatheads! holy

  5. i think if your hrse isn't listening to you you should lunge your horse with someone walking aongside them. wen you say whoa have the person stop the horse till they stop. same for walk, trot, canter till they understand it.

  6. @HORSELOVE59 Thank you! Your comment taught me more about getting a horse to lunge than this entire useless video series.

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