A Course in Lungeing

For Proper Movement and Good Health

Do you wish for a horse 

  • That moves with relaxation and impulsion on the lunge and under saddle?
  • That moves through the back with active hindquarters?
  • That trains the very same muscles it needs to meet the challenges of being a riding horse?
  • That finds an ever better balance and self-carriage?
  • That is motivated and happy to work?

Then the Lungeing Course is just the right thing for you!

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Did you know

  • That a circular track is a really difficult challenge for a horse?
  • That horses need systematic training for moving on a circle, because they just cannot do it naturally?
  • That so-called resistance (on the lunge and under saddle) is not an expression of ill will, but simply of being overwhelmed and unable?
  • That you can improve your horse’s health a lot with good lungeing, but also do great harm with bad lungeing?
  • That you can prepare your horse very well for work under saddle with good lungeing?
  • That many problems you encounter in the saddle can be solved easily on the lunge?

A lack of knowledge and missing know-how lead to many ugly pictures when horses get lunged. In order to move well, the horse must learn something it cannot do naturally: go correctly on a circular track. Unfortunately, many horses never get trained to do just that. 

The Lungeing Course will show you how to train your horse to move soundly on the lunge and build up strength and fitness.

Refund Policy: You have 60 days to return your order.

“Anyone can lunge!”

Many people think so. “The horse just runs around in a circle”. Sadly, that is not enough. I believe that many horse people don’t know

  • That good lungeing is not so easy.
  • That bad lungeing can really hurt a horse.
  • That good lungeing makes training in a healthy way possible and so solves many problems along the way.

    In order to move effectively and in a sound way on the lunge the horse must learn to go forward in good balance, with a bend along the whole spine, and active hindquarters. 

    Here are two examples to illustrate this:

        Inka is moving in a bad manner. This way of moving will lead to strain on tendons, ligaments, and joints.

        She is falling onto the inner shoulder

        Her legs are not vertical

        Her neck is bent to the outside

        She is not bending along the spine

        She is not following a circular track

        Her chest is not pointed in the direction of movement

        So her hind legs cannot step under her center of gravity

        Pepe is moving in a good manner. This way of moving will lead to better strength and fitness.

        He is in good balance

        His legs are vertical

        His neck is bent to the inside

        He is bending along the whole spine

        He is following a circular track

        His chest is pointing in the direction of movement

        He is stepping under his center of gravity and his hindquarters are active

        From the book “Hand ans Pferd”

        Sports science has come to the conclusion that lungeing, done incorrectly, is definitely harmful to the health of the horse in the long run. Unless immediately corrected, running in circles and the resulting forces make the horse go in a lopsided, unnatural manner on the circular track. The incorrect load on the inner shoulder inevitably causes damage to joints, tendons, and ligaments, since horses are not anatomically suited to running on a circular track. We are responsible for our horse and must immediately adjust the flawed movements. This means that our eye must be trained to see the unintentional faults that the horse makes.The Lungeing Course offers instruction in lungeing the horse according to biomechanical principles, so that we can train the horse on the lunge in a healthy wayClaus Teslau and Oliver Dörpinghaus, physiotherapist for horses

        The Author

        I am Babette Teschen. I have trained and rehabilitated horses for decades. I wrote the Lungeing Course in 2008, supported by my friend and business partner Tania Konnerth, and Lisa Kittler. I have taught international days-long clinics for the Lungeing Course for many years. 

        More about me here.

        What is the Lungeing Course and how much does it cost?

        The Lungeing Course is a self-study course. It consists of a PDF and a media library. The price is 79 Euros (including tax).

        You get an online course

        • With a 250 page PDF 
        • With access to our media library with many videos explaining the exercises and lectures, and additional texts for downloading
        • With thorough information about the anatomical interrelations you need to know for lungeing
        • With practical explanations and exercises for teaching your horse correct movement on a circle from the beginning
        • With concrete help and ideas for solving frequently encountered problems
        • With extended exercises and ideas for intermediates
        • With extras about physiotherapy and acupressure in connection with the Lungeing Course
        • And much more!
        • Refund Policy: You have 60 days to return your order.

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        Press and Feedback

        Here you can read an interesting report by Yvonne Eberling which appeared in the Icelandic Horse Quarterly 3/09

        Presscutting: Great article in „US Icelandic Horse Quarterly“ 9/20 (PDF) by Nicki Esdorn.

        Dear Babette! I would like to thank you once again for your great dedication to our Lungeing Course. As a vet I am particularly impressed with your knowledge of the underlying biomechanics and for your just and fair way of dealing with horses. All the ideas that you have gathered together from your own experience were also interesting for us riders of horses with extra paces. You do not only understand our particular problems, but can also offer really concrete help for getting horseswith special paces to work properly with their backs. My hope is that your Lungeing Course will be read more by vets too, as I am convinced that many sorts of lameness could be better explained with the help ofbiomechanical considerations and convalescent horses more successfully brought back to health again. So do continue your wonderful work for the sake of all horses. Lea Schudel, DVM

        read more feedback on my course

        Why I wrote the Course:

        As a horse trainer, I have been confronted with horses’ problems all the time: sometimes more or less resistance, sometimes an uneven rhythm, sometimes very little motivation or spirit. In some cases the problems were even more serious: pain, frustration, disobedience – which could lead to bucking, rearing, or otherwise “difficult” horses.

        Lungeing has proved to be essential and helpful for my work. The best thing I could do for the health and sound mind of my equine partner was lungeing according to biomechanic principles. The horse was then able to do as I asked in a healthy way. Lungeing, the way I teach it, will also bring about a harmonious relationship. It emphasizes togetherness, understanding, and patience and forgoes pressure, force or coercive means.

        Good lungeing is the best way to prepare the young horse physically and psychologically for its job as a riding horse.

         

        Good lungeing is the prerequisite for any horse to become a sound and strong riding horse. This is true not just for pleasure horses, but especially also for sport horses whose owners dream of a career in dressage or jumping.

        Good lungeing is, for me, the best way to help problem horses to become cooperative once again. It is quite unbelievable what changes I have been able to bring about with horses that had been given up as incurable by their owners.

        Refund Policy: You have 60 days to return your order.

        Here are three example exercises, which are thoroughly explained in the

        Lungeing Course

        The Travers on the Lunge

        The Travers on the Lunge

        The lateral movements, in-hand, but also at a distance on the lunge, are an important part of the Lungeing Course

        The Serpentine

        The Serpentine

        The lungeing of arena figures, like a serpentine, improves the communication between horse and human. It is also a great way to add some variety and fun!

        The Leading in Position

        The Leading in Position

        With the exercise “leading in position” we teach the important bending at the poll. Without bending at the poll, bending along the spine is not possible!

        Read answers to common questions and testimonials on my blog

        Anne and Pia

        Anne and Pia

        The Lungeing Course for a Frantic Horse: Anne and her mare Pia By AnneClick here for the video of Anne and Pia Pia is my heart horse. I never thought I would own a horse until I met her. I have been riding for twenty years now, starting at age eleven. I took regular...

        My Experience with the Lunging Course

        My Experience with the Lunging Course

        By Ann-Sophie Paul is an 18-year-old Haflinger gelding who came to me in 2016. He was still very green then, and easily stressed. He was generally anxious and did not trust people. We got along well on the ground and in the saddle. Especially by training lateral...

        Why use a cavesson at all?

        Why use a cavesson at all?

        Lungeing is my favorite thing to do. I introduce lungeing with a cavesson in our Lungeing Course, and one of the top “Frequently Asked Questions” is: which cavesson should I buy? To answer this question I need to know what kind of work you want to do with the...

        Work with us!

        The Lungeing Course in German has already helped many horses physically and psychologically. Many veterinarians, physiotherapists, trainers, and horse owners have given me feedback how much they value training according to the Lungeing Course.  

         It is my dream to share this horse friendly training method with many more people and horses.

         If you believe in working according to the Lungeing Course and you want to help us spread the word, please contact us. We are offering a cooperation with an affiliate program. You can support us and make some money yourself.

         If you are interested in a cooperation, write us an email at: info@babette-teschen.de

         

        Get in Touch –

        and take a look at the course without obligation!

        Subscribe to our newsletter! Please enter your e-mail address and receive the first 30 pages of the course as a reading sample. 

        I will keep your data secure and will never use it for anything else but contacting you!

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