Guidelines for lunging your horse correctly

Your horse should be warmed up thoroughly before lunging

Either by running freely or leading by the hand to loosen the muscles and promote blood circulation.

Choose a suitable lungeing circle

With a floor covering that is neither too hard nor too soft to protect the horse's joints.

Use well-fitting equipment if necessary

Such as gaiters, a suitable saddle pad for the lungeing girth and a well-fitted bridle. Make sure the lunge line is the right length and fits comfortably in the hand.

Pay attention to your body language and give clear, precise commands

To signal direction, pace and transitions to the horse. Good communication between people and horses is crucial.

Vary your lungeing training

By incorporating different exercises, circuit sizes and changes of direction. Also incorporate gymnastic exercises such as volts, serpentines and transitions to promote the horse's balance and suppleness.

Pay attention to the horse's signals while lunging

Watch his body language for signs of fatigue, overwhelm, or boredom. Allow regular breaks during which the horse can relax and loosen its muscles.