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I have found that my horse warms up better with a few minutes of longeing and in-hand work.
5/6/2013 11:09:56 PM
Occasionallywhen I don't have time to ride or when he seems a little high. keep it minimal.
5/6/2013 10:37:46 PM
or when my horse is being terrible for riding, so we do something they are good at
5/6/2013 8:27:44 PM
It can take the edge off a young horse
5/6/2013 8:16:31 PM
I lunge when training a young horse and before riding one tht might be high to calm down
5/6/2013 1:42:09 PM
It's completely over-used. If you need to lunge your horse before every ride, that's a problem
5/6/2013 5:12:15 AM
As an alternative to riding and before riding to help them warm up and for attitude adjustment.
5/5/2013 7:15:55 PM
Not only just on one circle! Incl. straight on/cavalettis/dual activity yello-blue work.
5/5/2013 8:37:47 AM
it also depends on the horse - settles one horse, yet over-stimulates the other.
5/4/2013 11:31:54 AM
I never longe my horses....they do not need it. It makes one more hyper and the other is always calm
5/3/2013 5:02:40 PM
I prefer to ride, but it really helps to develop muscle strength and topline in my youngsters.
5/3/2013 2:40:43 PM
I always longe before a ride to relax my horse, warm up and to see how my horse is feeling
5/3/2013 10:01:16 AM
You can never have enough ground-work done, that is,, if its done right. and gets coparation
5/3/2013 9:57:03 AM
I belive horses are routinly over lounged Longing is a tool, but horses can be overdone.
5/2/2013 10:30:53 PM
also when I detect my horse is feeling very energetic
5/2/2013 9:24:51 PM
I always check my horses' soundness and mood for a few minutes by lounging 5 min.
5/2/2013 9:02:52 PM
You need an option that says "Never", I ride mine - no need to longe
5/2/2013 4:19:43 PM
not every time although quite often to get them focused
5/2/2013 2:53:35 PM
allows my girl to be silly if she needs too
5/2/2013 1:12:12 PM
lONGEING prior to riding sets the proper frame of mind for both rider and horse.
5/2/2013 1:01:51 PM
depends on the needs of my critters. sometimes it is best to longe - better out than in!
5/2/2013 12:54:10 PM
I don't ride my 30 year old anymore but he still has an abundance of energy so longing gets mixed in
5/2/2013 11:28:18 AM
Sometimes before to warm up or get a feel for how she feels and how shes moving that day.
5/2/2013 10:25:07 AM
helps with our communication, cold back, saddle issues, improving canter, etc...
5/2/2013 9:15:33 AM
She's a hyper Arab and needs to vent before riding and longing allows her to disperse and buck a bit
5/2/2013 8:52:13 AM
I longe for balance, over poles to build strength and to see where their mind is at that day
5/2/2013 8:15:37 AM
I lounge when my horse is feeling frisky!
5/1/2013 11:43:06 PM
seldom - though I do long-line.
5/1/2013 10:24:38 PM
I have young 'green' horse, get a read on how he is feeling, get his attention, get him in working m
5/1/2013 9:53:59 PM
just for a minute before I ride my green horse to see where his head is.
5/1/2013 12:45:01 PM
5/1/2013 11:40:11 AM
We do not ride alot anymore, so it just gets his head right!
5/1/2013 10:53:11 AM
Doing some longeing and ground work helps you and your horse bond togther before you ride
5/1/2013 10:14:53 AM
Pushed for time especially in winter.
5/1/2013 9:19:56 AM
I actually don't EVER lunge my horses.
5/1/2013 9:07:03 AM
23 yo ch tb mare, let's her loosen up on her own before I "load" her...
5/1/2013 8:46:55 AM
I only longe my Minis when in training. Otherwise, I just harness and GO!!
5/1/2013 8:05:24 AM
sometimes when my back back won't allow me up,
5/1/2013 7:40:31 AM
With tack and side reins is good addition to training, but not too often or for too long at a time
5/1/2013 7:26:01 AM
Always longe flighty Arab,mare before riding. Longe small App once a week to improve quality of pac
5/1/2013 6:46:46 AM
not at all. It's too repetitive and breaks down their joints
4/30/2013 11:48:42 PM
free games in a round pen is better if I have access
4/30/2013 10:03:14 PM
...which is almost never !
4/30/2013 9:55:35 PM
People don't understand the value of correct longeing. Getting the bucks out is not longeing!
4/30/2013 9:33:13 PM
seldom - I would rather work a horse at liberty in a roundpen if I am schooling, sometimes I pony
4/30/2013 8:42:59 PM
Still green. Longing helps him settle and lets me judge his attitude.
4/30/2013 8:15:38 PM
I do alot of training eg: long lining & ground work using the Longe Line + riding but never over do!
4/30/2013 8:02:36 PM
I never longe my horse - he doesn't need it
4/30/2013 7:46:37 PM
Very rarely, and not for long. Hard on horse's joints, etc.a and horse very straight hind end build
4/30/2013 7:39:49 PM
Not more than twice around without asking for some kind of transition. More teaching than wear-out
4/30/2013 7:37:50 PM
I rarely lunge unless my horse is acting spooky
4/30/2013 7:36:27 PM
he's a 2 half year old youngster getting ready 2 break
4/30/2013 7:35:32 PM
Never- it's bad for their joints.
4/30/2013 7:18:28 PM
Don't longe very often at all
4/30/2013 6:54:10 PM
I longe to get my horse's mind in order; however, never longer than 15 min.
4/30/2013 6:35:12 PM
It lets me see how they are moving as well as their mood and energy level before I mount up.
4/30/2013 6:03:45 PM
I longe my mare when she appears fresh, it only takes about 10 minutes and she is ready to ride.
4/30/2013 6:00:36 PM
A lot of time, it will be determined by how frisky he's feeling.
4/30/2013 5:57:10 PM
I usually only longe before a jumping lesson and/or before a Hunter or Dressage Show.
4/30/2013 5:55:49 PM
Longing on cooler days as my gelding is a bit cold backed.
4/30/2013 5:51:09 PM
I longe because my horse is too green to ride & she needs muscling before I can start riding her
4/30/2013 5:29:35 PM
I longe for a short time before each ride to get them thinking and listening to me.
4/30/2013 4:51:22 PM
Used to longe before every ride when my mare was young, but now she is 23, and no longer needs it!
4/30/2013 4:44:35 PM
longeing properly gives opportunity to train xercises from ground b4 riding
4/30/2013 11:57:31 AM
all 4 reasons apply
4/30/2013 11:43:35 AM
I do a lot of ground work with my horses.Gets them settled.
4/30/2013 11:43:18 AM
My horse just thinks he needs lunged, after winter I exercise is needed before riding.
4/30/2013 11:36:29 AM
It gets so hot in Arizona during the summer, I longe/do ground work in the eves in lieu of riding
4/30/2013 11:01:56 AM
My saddle started causing back pain in my horse, so lunging is her exercise until I find new saddle
4/30/2013 9:44:04 AM
Before some rides to help loosen them up.
4/30/2013 8:19:19 AM
my horse gets easily bored with ringwork so I limit this to short 10-20 min sessions
4/30/2013 8:17:59 AM
Only for training, not as a substitute for exercise nor eliminate excess energy
4/30/2013 12:11:03 AM
When young my mare was longed before every ride - no longer as she is 26
4/16/2013 1:37:10 AM
briefly to reinforce early training
4/16/2013 1:35:40 AM
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