No bend without flexion! 

In order to bend along the whole spine the horse needs a flexible poll which can bend to the inside, as we can see here with Dalia:



No flexion – no bend!

Fault #1: Overbending the neck

Instead of correctly giving at the poll, many horses just overbend their neck to the inside, like you can see here with Dalia. She answers the signal from the lunge by overbending her neck, but her four legs remain unchanged on a straight trajectory. 

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Fault #2: Tilting the head

Another typical fault is tilting the head instead of flexing correctly. This fault is often not recognized right away. You can see it clearly in this photo of Dalia.

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When tilting the head the poll is twisted and a continous soft bend is impossible. Dalia’s ears are not level, her inner ear is lower that the outer. The nose points to the outside. This is not correct flexion!

The Key Exercise: Leading in Position

At first, we gently work on flexion at the poll with the basic exercise “leading in position”. You can see this in the video “Basic Exercises on the Lunge”.

In addition to checking and improving flexion, this exercise is used to explain future lungeing aids to the horse. An untrained horse will usually react to a signal from the lunge by pulling against it, bending to the outside, and becoming tense. It is very important to explain this basic building block gently in-hand. 


Massages of the tense areas of the neck can help achieve relaxation and giving at the poll.


In this exercise, too, make sure the horse is not tilting his head, like you can see here with Losti:

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The red line shows clearly how far the head is tilted.

Four weeks later the exercise looks like this! Losti is supple at the poll and flexes beautifully to the inside:

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Correct flexion to the inside looks like this! 


If a horse shows this tilting of the head all the time and exercises and gentle massages don’t improve it, a veterinarian or physiotherapist should be consulted for treatment. 

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This online seminar will focus on typical lungeing problems and horse-friendly solutions.

 Your horse:

  • Is unmotivated or resists working with you?
  • moves with a tight and rigid back?
  • chooses wrong canter lead?
  • pulls strongly to the outside?
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In this online seminar we will take a closer look at common problems that occur during lungeing. We will analyze the cause of these problems and will learn horse-friendly solutions.

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Do you recognize if your horse is…

  • mentally and physically supple?
  • moving rhythmically and balanced?
  • bending its entire body along a circular path?
  • moving with active hindquarters?

This online seminar is for you if you struggle to trust your own judgment and if you would like to train your eyes to better understand a horses proper movements.

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If you are looking for a way to teach your horse healthy movement patterns in a friendly and fun way: This one’s for you!

You will learn how to introduce your horse to lungeing via positive reinforcement. Using a marker signal and feeding praise during training gives you the chance to reward your horse immediately when it shows the desired behavior or movement.

With the help of marker training your horse will be highly motivated and will enjoy working with you so much more.

Having good communication skills with any horse is our goal. Our horses will become masters in reading our body language and therefore will be able to perform diverse riding figures in a healthy manner.

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Does this sound familiar? Your horse is racing around you on the lunge without paying any attention to you, pulls away, or comes in all the time, or just stops and refuses all cooperation? You are trying to connect, but it is just so frustrating, and you are wondering if lungeing maybe is just not for you?

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