Perfect the Basics Clinic & Symposium Series

with Canadian Olympian / 2x WEG Team member


Belinda Trussell


Saturday January 22nd, 2011 !!

at Oakcrest Farms


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Clinic Series #2

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Perfect the Basics Clinic and Symposium
Belinda Trussell
Lunging and Equipment Symposium
January 22, 2011 (6:00pm)
  • Introduction
Why do we lunge horses?
What age do you start to lunge horses?
How does your body language and position affect the horse in hand?
How can lunging improve your training?
How can you transfer lunging into your riding?
  • Demonstration of lunging horses
W. Faustino -7 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Daniele McClusky. Currently schooling
2nd level.
Demonstrating lunging with side reins to show correctional benefits (tilt).

Don Rico - 9 year old Hanoverian Stallion by Don Frederico. Owned by Mike Cook of Centaur Breeding
Farm, Navan Ontario.
Demonstrating balance on the lunge line and what equipment suits him best given his stage of training.

Well Done - 8 year old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Idocus, owned by John MacPherson.
Demonstrating the use of the degogue

Azriel - 7 year old Canadian Sport Horse mare, owned by Alex Kuusela. Currently schooling 3rd level.
Demonstrating balance on the lunge line, compared to improved balance under saddle with a rider.

Anton - 11 year old Saxon gelding by Anteus, owned by Robyn Eames. In Anton's spare time he enjoys
hacking, eating carrots, eating apples, eating mints, eating sugar....and of course getting as much
attention as possible!
Demonstrating a more advanced horse on the lunge. How does lunging benefit him? Demonstrate in
hand work.
  • Equipment
Kind vs. severe spur
When to use spurs?
Length of spurs
Fixed end vs. rowel spur
How do bits work in the mouth?
Double bridle - use of the curb bit...what is the only way we can use a curb rein???
  • Questions and answers 
  • Raffle draw
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