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Posted 10/16/2014 11:40:26 AM


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Okay, so, I'm decent at lunging, but I had a lot of issues yesterday. I'm great at free lunging, because that's how I learned, but when I use a lunge line everything falls apart. I can't seem to keep the unused line organized, it falls everywhere. I also do this thing where I lift my arm up to keep the line from lying on the ground, and it's really sloppy and unefficient. I also had problems getting and maintaining impulsion, but the whip was broken so that might have been it. The mare I lunged yesterday kept stopping and looking at me like "Can you please get your crap together so I can go back and eat my hay?" Does anyone have any tips for keeping the lunge line organized in my hands?

This seems long and rambly so I'm sorry guys.

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Posted 10/16/2014 11:43:34 AM


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Practice is really what's gonna help you get more coordinated, but you'd have to explain better what's happening for people to give ya advice.

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Posted 10/16/2014 11:55:16 AM


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Okay, thanks. I'll edit more info into my first post. :)

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Posted 10/16/2014 3:46:42 PM


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i wrap mine around my hand a specific way so that when the horse goes farther out it unravels and doesn't get stuck on my hand, i don't know how to explain it any better. and i also tie a knot close to the end to hold on to. and when they stop like that i usually chase them and make them gallop lol.

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Posted 10/16/2014 4:48:33 PM


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I just let the unused end chill on the ground and step over it. Then when the horse is being good just give them the entire line. A lunge whip will help with the impulsion.

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Posted 10/16/2014 5:16:53 PM


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I had a really long longe line that I used to have trouble with so I went on eBay and bought a 15 foot 'natural horsemanship' rope and since its shorter its easier to work with

Thanks Abra!

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Thanks guys!

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Scream at him and tell him you love him more than sour patch kids
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Posted 11/7/2014 2:08:26 PM


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barnrat (11/6/2014)
Scream at him and tell him you love him more than sour patch kids

what......???


They

Are

Not

You.
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Posted 11/7/2014 6:40:15 PM


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i just leave the extra line on the ground, tbh.

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