Lungeing is an effective way of adding variety to your horse’s exercise and schooling routine and has many benefits for all horses, including improved balance, suppleness and engagement.
It also allows you to watch your horse and understand how he moves and carries himself, as well as check for soundness.
Lungeing is a skill that takes time and practice. It requires discipline and accuracy for it to be beneficial to your horse’s training.
If you’re new to lungeing, we recommend you ask someone more experienced to show you how to do it correctly.
Before you get started and to lunge effectively, you’ll need a few key pieces of equipment.
Stay safe - always wear gloves, a riding hat, and appropriate footwear when you’re lungeing
Shires Equestrian Products fleece-lined lunge cavesson
You can lunge directly off your horse's bit, but many opt to use a lunge cavesson. This fits under your bridle and you attach the lunge line to the central ring on the noseband of the lunge cavesson.
The fleece-lined cavesson is made from a nylon web material.
It has synthetic wool fleece padding at the poll and noseband for enhanced comfort and to prevent rubbing.
Colours: black, blue, raspberry
Sizes: pony, cob, full, extra full
For your nearest stockist visit www.shiresequestrian.com
Cottage Craft Comfyweb lunge line with markers
Getting to grips with using a lunge line can be tricky, but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect.
This lunge line from Cottage Craft is a great idea. It may look like any other lunge line, but take a closer look and you’ll see it’s a little different.
It has 10m, 15m and 20m markers, making it easy to lunge accurately. It also makes varying the size of your circle much easier.
Buy online at www.harryhall.com
Showmaster teddy fleece lunge roller
Using a roller, or saddle makes attaching a lungeing aid easy.
This luxurious-looking padded roller is lined with a cosy, soft teddy fleece for extra comfort.
It’s fully adjustable and has 10 rings, so you can long-rein or attach training aids easily if you need them.
Sizes Pony, cob, full
Buy online at www.kramer.co.uk
Fouganza lungeing whip
A lunge whip can help you communicate clearly with your horse while you're lungeing.
This is another skill that can take some time to perfect.
This whip from Fouganza is a light and well-balanced lungeing whip, which is easy to use. It’s made from a flex-resistant fibreglass core and is a total length of 354cm.
Buy online at www.decathlon.co.uk
* prices correct at time of publishing
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