My horse bucks and gallops on a lunge line when lunging, but when he free lunges he isn't as bad. I want to start lunging with aids, but is it safe to free lunge with aids. Any advices?

Have you tried free schooling?
Hi Adele,
Yeah no don't worry, normally start him up with a warm up on both sides
My old boy would buck and leap and do impressions of a kite for the first 10 mins on both reins. Once settled I could then safely put side reins on. Would get him relaxed before putting any lunge aids on.
Hi Robyn
I would say that is okay to use just make sure there is nothing for it to get caught in as that could be a issue
Hope this helps
~Lian
Hi Lian,
I was thinking about using a Chambon
I don’t think it’s safe, they could get caught in tack or something
Hi Robyn
What kind of lunging aid are you wanting to use? Because if you were to use a pessoa I definitely would not recommend it as the horse could get tangled but with side reins as long as there is nothing for them to get caught on I see no issue! Also you could try lunging a bit more often ti get him used to lunging.
Hope this helps
~Lian
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