Kid and mini lunging and learning

Maybe it is because I am mom…but I thought this video was too cute! Nathan was learning how to lunge and I told him to be exaggerated in his body language. Denmark was trying to be pretty good although he sometimes wants to stop without you asking.

Notice how after Denmark stops when he wasn’t asked to Nathan clearly pulls on the rope to tell Denmark the direction and then taps with the stick to ‘drive’ him to follow the leadrope pressure.These mini’s have been fun for all as well as educational.


  1. Bob Robbins on May 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Great body positioning Nathan! btw… nice music, who/what is it?

    • Stacy on July 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Some free music from YouTube!

  2. johanna on January 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    a new trainer in the making!

    ponies are the best, esp Icelandic and Shetland types (I know these are mini’s…), for learning what an equid could do and COULD be thinking about :). so smart and sassy. I love the ponies I learned to ride on–they taught me everything about equid behavior- good and bad 🙂

  3. Belinda on January 6, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    so cute, OMG your mini looks EXACTLY like mine!!

    • Stacy on January 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

      That video is GREAT! I wish we could trace the ‘bloodlines’, mine are a color I have never seen on a horse before, plus one has appy spots on top of the strange color. I love it!

      • Ruth Stratton on March 26, 2013 at 2:24 pm

        These videos are great. I would like to see more and get more videos. Thank you.

  4. Suzanne Rowe on January 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Nathan is doing a great job!

  5. Melva Hawkins, Ponca City, OK. on January 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I have a 12 year old mare that I am training. She is pretty spoiled, but when I’m riding her and making her run in different directions she will stumble on me. Can you tell me if I am doing something wrong ?

  6. toody merry on January 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

    minis are wonderful!

  7. robin on January 6, 2013 at 6:49 am

    He caught on not to let the little guy come to a complete stop next time. Atta-boy!!

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