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14th Nov 2005, 01:29 PM
I remember seeing someone lunge with two lunge lines. One as normal and the second on the outside and through the stirrup. What exactely does this do?
14th Nov 2005, 02:23 PM
it gives you contact with the outside of the horse, which often helps to keep them straighter.
If you like, think of it as long reining on a circle ;)
14th Nov 2005, 02:25 PM
Do you attach the lines to the cavesson or bit rings
14th Nov 2005, 02:26 PM
Yes I usually lunge Swaggs with two, she is learning at the moment and I find it a lot eaiser to keep her on a circle and together.
14th Nov 2005, 02:27 PM
I attach them to her bit . I usally start of with long reining...then we will proceed onto lunging with the same set up.
14th Nov 2005, 02:43 PM
"it depends" ;)
If you are not confident that you can handle both reins, I might be tempted to use a proper cavesson and have the lines on the nose until you knew you were ok.
The other factor is what your horse is used to.
You would also want to know that your horse was fine with having lines round his quarters before you tried this. It is possible to have the outside line come over their bum - but I've found that with a saddle it can get stuck under it - meaning you don't get a proper release or contact. If you work with a proper roller this risk reduces but you still need to be confident with the lines.
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