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Long Lines & Lunge Lines

Long Lines & Lunge Lines
Long Lines & Lunge Lines
Lunging is a foundation of your horse's education as well as a fundamental method of maintaining fitness. Beneficial in warming up horses before events as well as rehab after a long layup. Long lines are valuable tools in starting young horses or the continuing education of broke horse. Horses quickly learn to respond to bit pressure and bending techniques.
Dura-Tech® MCR Long Lines 30'
$99.99
$69.99
5 Colors
Dura-Tech® Cushion Lunge Line with Snap
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Dura-Tech® Cushion Lunge Line with Snap
$21.99
$14.99
Dura-Tech® German Web Cord Lunge Line
$34.99 - $44.99
$21.99 - $29.99
2 Colors
Dura-Tech® Supersoft Lunge Line
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Dura-Tech® Supersoft Lunge Line
$39.99
$27.99
Dura-Tech® 50' MCR Lunge Line
$64.99
$44.99

Lunging Equipment: Lunging is ideal for young horses to increase fitness and muscle tone as well as loosen up older horses before competition. Lunging can also be a precursor to long lining and ground driving exercises.

Long Lines for Horse Training: Long lines are useful when beginning training with young horses or if you're continuing the schooling of a horse already broken. With long lines, horse training is very effective, as the horse will learn to respond to pressure from the bit in addition to bending techniques. You'll find long lines of different lengths from Dura-Tech® and long line bit connectors from Billy Royal®.

Why Work a Horse with Long Lining?: Long lines are a training tool that isn't only for young horses, but for conditioning and schooling horses of all ages and levels of training. Working a horse with long lines is also good for horses returning after an injury. Ground driving is effective in teaching bending and flexing while building your horse's confidence. It's a great way to keep your own blood circulating, in addition to your horse's! Long lining also helps the horse become more relaxed, and it teaches a less experienced rider to keep hold of their horse without pulling on the reins or any backward motion.

When long lining a horse, you shouldn't be on the side of the horse or directly behind them, but rather behind and slightly to their right. Long lining can be deceptively challenging, because a nervous or angry horse might turn in an unwanted direction, with the danger of getting tangled in the lines. It's also important not to walk too quickly or too slowly, but to try to match the horse's stride. The lines should not go slack, nor should they pull so that the horse feels restricted.

Our Dura-Tech® long lines are made from either mountain-climbing rope (MCR) or from heavy-duty tubular cotton web. Both of these materials are proven to be most durable. They're soft and fit through most surcingle rings. These long lines can be used with a saddle or training surcingle. Long line bit connectors make it possible to ground drive horses while learning to accept a double bridle. These are full adjustable and are made from hand rubbed and oiled supple harness leather with brass hardware.