So after about a month rest on the farm I decided it’s time to teach her to longe. I know I have to do it in the round pen because there’s no way she’s going to stay around in the open. She was always a very good gate horse. There would be no problem getting away from me and my stupid whip with no fence to contain her.Longeing was a long and tedious process with this girl. She hated it. I mean really hated it. She also went faster around a 20 meter circle than any other horse I’ve ever seen. It was incredible that she remained standing up, and she did for the first few weeks. She kept looking at me in the beginning and I was thinking if she decides to run me over, I’m dead meat. I’m glad she never decided to mow me down. My philosophy was if I just waited and didn’t make a big deal of it, she’d begin to relax and accept it. But she just continued to hate it.
On Laying Down The Foundation in Dressage
6 years ago