The quality of workmanship in this lungeing rope is second to none. It has been hand made using solid brass clip hooks and the best climbing rope. The thread is hand wound then varnished and laquered for extra strength to secure the clips to the rope. The rope is similar to that used in Laura Bechtolsheimer's lungeing video
. Her father and trainer Dr Bechtolsheimer has made some refinements to the design and all materials are to his exacting specifications. This product is best used in conjunction with the Horse Hero Cavesson
(available together in this special offer).
“This is a very useful tool for young horses as well as for fully trained older horses. For young horses, especially in combination with a cavesson, it encourages the still excitable and unbalanced horse to drop his head to a comfortable level. This has various beneficial effects. Taking the head down will help to calm the horse very quickly. (You will never see an excited or panicky horse trot or canter very far with the head down.) The horse can use its neck to find its balance and therefore will find it easier to produce a natural and regular rhythm. In other words, you will find out that the horse tends to run less but will start going with a swinging back much sooner. Whereas, if you use side reins, the horse is restricted and will feel so continually."
He continues, "the lungeing rope is easy to handle but there are a few important things to remember:
· Check you have equal length of rope on both sides before each lungeing session.
· The length of the rope should allow the horse to stretch out without restriction, but should not be too long so that it can slide too far back on his back or that he could tread on it.
· Never have the rope so tight that the horse is forced to take the head down. This could result in severe injury. If the horse feels too restricted it might try to throw the head up and fall over backwards or the rope might rub under the upper arm of the front legs.”
Available in Full size (for horses up to 16.2hh) and Extra Full. Both products are made by Albion for Horse Hero. (Please note, the rope is a specialised climbing product and may come in slightly different colours, depending on what's available.)
For more information and to see the lungeing rope in use click here to watch a video. Also, use the magnifying glass below the image above to zoom in, and the left and right arrows to see different views of the products.