How to Train Your Horse to Lunge : Where to Stand While Free Lunging a Horse
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How to Train Your Horse to Lunge : Where to Stand While Free Lunging a Horse

August 10, 2019


Hi, I’m Kelli and this is Covey and on behalf
of Expert Village, we are going to show you my options and techniques on how to free lunge
your horse. So when you are free lunging your horse, you are going to bring her into the
round pen and we are going to let her go. She is probably going to follow me but I’m
going to let her go and we are going to be standing in the center. So when she is going
around I’m going to be following her around the circle as she is going around. So I’m
always going to try to keep myself at her shoulder to keep her going forward or going
in that direction. Cause if I get too far in front of her when she free lunges, she
is going to want to turn around and go the other way. If I get too far behind her, she
is going to want to stop or slow down. So we are going to be standing here in the middle
following her around and we are just going to make sure we stay right at her shoulder.
So the thing you want to keep in mind when you are free lunging your horse and you are
staying in the center, you want to make sure that they stay out away from you. This would
be a lot safer for you if they tend to get a little crazier or bucking around you don’t
want them to come in and run at you. Cause that could be really dangerous if she walked
up to me right now. But so you just want to make sure that you are always paying attention
to where you horse is and your surrounding in case they happen to startle. So that is
why you always want to keep them going around the outer perimeter of the round pin so that
they would not run at you or no one would get hurt. So that is where you want to stand
when you free lunge your horse.

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  1. is it different positioning to free lunge then to lunge with a rope? to my knowledge your supposed to stand kinda by their hindquarters.

  2. pft…
    I have better lunging videos.. check out my channel.. I do problem horse training, you stand towards the shoulder and a aggressive troubled horse will turn towards you and strike or turn its butt and kick..
    check me out and let me know what you think
    sassymustang1980..

    i'm have more videos coming, just waiting for the snow to dry.. i have small series of lunging for respect. on and off the lunge

  3. I'm not really a horsey person, but i love how this horse actually watches and listens to everything this lady does and says, i never thought i'd say that horses are cute really.

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