You use a longe line while lunging your horse and pony. Longeing is a way of training in which your horse and pony are trained on a circle without a load, so without a rider. Longeing is a nice change from riding or building up the young horse's condition or a horse that has stood still for a long time.
A longe line is a long line with a sturdy clip closure and a hand loop on the other side. Double longe lines are also available. A double longe line has two clip closures at the ends and no hand loop. You attach the clips to the bit, the outer rings of the cavesson, or an intermediate piece. The external line goes behind the horse's back legs, just above the heel.
While longeing, you can view your horse from a distance, and you can see what his difficult side or easier side is. This can be the same as while riding but also can be different because of the weight of the rider. Longeing provides a lot of information about the horse's natural movement and asymmetry.
A longe line is used with a cavesson or bridle with a bit. The longe line is attached to the middle ring of the cavesson or the bit. There are also special spacers to use if you want to longe with a bitless bridle or a bit. There are two buckles on the intermediate piece that you attach to the bit or the bitless bridle. In the middle of the intermediate piece is a ring to which you attach the lunge line.
Longe lines are available in various lengths, materials, brands, and colors. The shortest longe line in our range is 6 meters. This is mainly used in the Academic and Classical art of riding for longeing at a shorter distance from the trainer. The longest is a double longe line or long rein and is 18 meters.
Art of Riding has all the necessities for longeing in a horse-friendly way. Also, view our longeing girths and pads
for longeing with a double longe line.