So when Redheadlins told me I needed to be lunging Courage once a week, I pretty much blew her off. I made sure he sort of understood the basics in case of emergencies and called it good.
Besides, he's this incredible calm, talented horse with an awesome work ethic. Why waste time lunging?
I thought it might make sense to spin my freshly clipped horse around on the line, given the ten degree temp drop and gusting winds.
Initially, I was thinking some lunge/ride combo, but we ended up working through voice commands (whoa is apparently a hard one) and then I just threw his little lunging aid on for a few minutes.
Am I right?
|Looking pretty darn good|
By the time we were done lunging, I thought he'd probably done enough for a horse who was on his second day back in work.
|You're just jealous of his punk rock hair. AND SPARKLES!|
If I'm going to lunge, I want it to be a productive training session. We've pretty well hit the limit of the usefulness of the harbridge martingale, just because he's carrying himself so differently now. Any thoughts? Who lunges and wants to recommend a tool?