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How to Lunge a Horse?

Lunging a horse is a process of horse training in which the horse is led in a circle by a long rope while the handler remains in the center. This exercise is often used to evaluate a horse’s conformation and suitability for specific sports, as well as to develop obedience, coordination, and balance.

Lunging can also be used as a form of exercise for the horse, and it is a popular method of training for young horses or those who are not yet safe to ride. When done correctly, lunging is a safe and effective way to work with horses.

However, lunging a horse incorrectly can be dangerous for both horse and the handler. In this article, we will discuss the proper way to lunge a horse, as well as common mistakes to avoid.

Tips to Lunge a Horse

  •  Keep the horse at a consistent speed. This helps the horse to stay focused and to avoid getting bored.
  • Use a clear voice to give commands. This helps the horse to understand what you want it to do.
  • Be aware of the horse’s body language. This can help you to avoid getting kicked or bitten.
  • Reward the horse for good behavior. This will help the horse to understand that it is doing what you want it to do.

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