Almost every horse owner lunges his or her horse from time to time or regularly. There are many options for lunging your horse:
- with a single lunge line
- with a double lunge line
- with auxiliary reins
- without a line where the horse walks free on a circle.
What variants are there in a cavesson?
The cavesson is a bridle with three rings on the noseband made of leather, biothane, or nylon and can be used with or without a bit. The cavesson noseband can be without metal in the noseband or with an iron shackle or chain. In the Academic art of riding, a cavesson often uses a chain; this cavesson is also called the Academic cavesson. The cavesson with a chain does not have a sharper effect than a cavesson without metal. It is still the rider's hand that determines the impact.
Lunge with the cavesson.
The cavesson is an excellent tool to use while lunging. By lunging with a cavesson, the horse is not disturbed in the sensitive horse mouth, but aids are given on the nasal bone and behind the horse's ears.
Lunge line attachment to the cavesson
The lunging line or loosening rope is attached to the cavesson's middle ring for lunging; it allows you to guide your horse forward by opening your arm holding the lunge line. With your other arm, have a whip and propel the horse forward toward your leading arm. If your horse comes too low with its head, you can use the floating arm to ask your horse to lift its head by moving the lineup.
Attaching training aids to the cavesson
If you lunge your horse with an auxiliary rein, you can attach the other rein to the cavesson's outer rings. The horse is then not disturbed in the mouth and has to give way to the noseband's pressure and behind the ears.