Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/MY THREE YEAR OLD

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hi i have just started the prosses of backing him i have tried lunging him and weather he does not get the hang of it or he just don't like him i don't know i tried with and with out help from someone else and with and without a lunge wipe i even tried two lung lines so now i have skipped straight too long reining him and he has picked it up really quickly and loves it so the question is should i just forget lunging and work on his circles when long reining and try lunging him later on in life if so would he be ready to ride many thanks for your time

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Hi Danielle,

Personally, I would leave lunging till he's older, as research has proved that lunging in young horses can cause uneven stresses on the joints and can cause problems in later life.  

Have fun with him, enjoy him, and remember to give him time to understand....my young mare took 6 weeks to get the idea of lunging, even now she still has some issues about lunging.

Emma xx

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Emma Dickinson-Gater

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Anything about Showing, english style, dress, ringcraft. Difficulties with Arabians, rearing, schooling issues.

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I have over 20 years experience in the showring, and have broken and schooled on all my own horses. I have schooled on many horses that have been classed as difficult to handle, or dangerous to ride. These horses havre gone on to be calm, well mannered, and are successful in showing homes, and as happy hackers.

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BHS stage 1 and 2. Experienced in breaking and schooling young horses.

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