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Between the Lines - Luging & Longlining Clinic & Demo

12 Mar 2022


Thanks to the changes brought about by multiple lockdowns many owners have chosen over that last year to carry out more exercise of horses and ponies from the ground to reduce risks relating to mounted activity or to bring horses back into work after having been let down for a period of time.

This event will cover lunging, long lining techniques and equipment. The session will look at...

  • What it is used for and why
  • Equipment and preparation
  • How to lunge or longline effectively
  • Lunging and longlining for rehab, maintenance or production

The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) is dedicated to the Welfare, Rehabilitation, Retraining and Rehoming of Retired Racehorses. As such they have become experts in assessment, retraining and long term maintenance of the horses they rehome. Much of this work takes place from the ground often 'between the lines' whether that be lunging with multiple techniques or longlining both in an arena and outside in different environments which helps the training and development of their horses. This has proven to be an essential tool when used correctly with adequate knowledge and experience. This makes the BTRC team the perfect partner to deliver this training clinic.

Presenters include Gillian Carlisle, BTRC CEO and experienced BHS Stage 4 Coach in Complete Horsemanship, who has previously managed equine operations for the Hong Kong Jockey Club, rehabilitating and retraining retired racehorse for many successful years. All presenting will be lead rehabilitation supervisor Charlotte Bewley. Charlotte has a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion through her long career working with horses, both riding and from the ground. Charlotte holds BHS Stage 1 and 2 qualifications along with a National Certificate in Horse care and Management. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions during this informal session.

12 March 2022 | 09:30 - 13:00

All Tickets are £25 (sold out)

Individuals are welcome to participate in the lunging and long lining of the centres demo horses, should they want the opportunity to develop their skills in a hands on way which can serve as brilliant training for BHS lunge assessments. Please select the participation ticket at check out (you will need to bring your own hat, gloves to the session).

Individuals also have the option to bring their own horse for demonstrating, you will need to bring your horses own equipment as it will not be possible to share equipment between horses for biosecurity reasons.

For either of these options please purchase your participant ticket at and contact for confirmation and further instructions.

Counts as 3 CPD points for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches. 

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