Taking lessons from Paige Labella has completely changed my riding for the better. She has not only improved my physical riding, but also my mental riding. Because of her I think about my horse's perspective more and am developing a much better relationship with my horse than I otherwise would have.
Emma S., Iowa
This video is to introduce the lunging technique we use. It is not intended to be used without our guidance. It is important that we see how the horse is responding to this because like any technique or gymnastic, if the horse's coordination is not right, it can do more harm than good. The technique is DeCarpentry's method updated by Cornille. It is particularly useful in rehabilitation where we need to be very careful to encourage the horse to explore a healthy coordination. The horse has to learn it and we need the horse's brain to process. This system allows guidance but not control and that is the intention. Knowledge of biomechanics enables the analysis necessary to make decisions about how to proceed.