Presented by Michelle LaFleur
Video 1- Introducing Longeing to your Student
This video will give instructors some basic skills to use when introducing students to longeing (or lungeing) a horse. Body language is such an important technique to have when communicating with horses. Longeing allows the student and instructor to see the same image at the same time. Longeing involves many of the skills our students come to us to improve including eye/hand coordination, motor planning, ‘reading’ another creature’s body language, timing, multi-tasking, and focus. In follow up segments, there will be different types of equipment used as well as different horses. This will provide several avenues and techniques for members of IIC to take back to their own barns.
Additional Videos Coming Soon!
- Additional Resources:
- The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training by Susan Harris
- Longeing and Long Lining the English & Western Horse (A Total Program) by Cherry Hill
- 101 Longeing and Long Lining Exercises by Cherry Hill
- Longeing Do’s and Dont’s – Article by Barb Crabbe, DVM
- Safe Longeing for Horse Health– Article by Jennifer Bryant