Training your horse from the ground by lunging and long reining is a great way to teach young horses the correct aids, assess how the horse moves and to exercise the horse without a rider. Lunging can also be used to expel excess energy before the horse is ridden. Lunging equipment allows you to lunge the horse safely and remain in control.
Using training aids while the horse is lunged or ridden help to improve the horse’s way of going by encouraging balance, rhythm and obedience during work. Horse training aids should be used carefully. They should be used to teach the horse how to carry itself, not to restrict its movement or “tie it down”.