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Lungeing your horse

These awards will give you the confidence to lunge your horse safely and effectively. 

  • Last reviewed: 18th July 2022
Lungeing Your Horse Lungeing Your Horse

Bronze Award

What you will learn:

  • I can give reasons for lungeing a horse
  • I can list the equipment required to lunge a horse
  • I can tack up for lungeing
  • I can lead a horse in preparation for lungeing
  • I can coil the lunge line
  • I can change the whip over
  • I can untack the horse after lungeing

Silver Award

What you will learn:
  • I can check a lunge area for safety
  • I can lunge a horse safely in walk and trot (without side reins)
    a) safe handling of the equipment 
    b) using appropriate aids
    c) showing upwards and downwards transitions 
    d) using appropriate sized circles
    e) showing changes of rein

How to get involved

Horse Explorers awards are open to anyone who would like to improve their horse knowledge or skills; you do not have to be a BHS member to take part.

If you have your own horse

Courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds. 

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If you do not own your own horse

Or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver Horse Explorers awards with their facilities and horses.  

You can achieve the Horse Explorers awards at your local Approved Centre where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience. 

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about the Horse Explorers awards or if you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.