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BHS Stage 4 Lunge award will assess your skills in lungeing a fit competition horse in order to develop and improve its way of going.

This award will show your ability to assess and evaluate a horse’s way of going and develop a plan of progression for the horse.

You will:

  • Be able to identify the age, temperament and fitness of the horse you are working with and assess its way of going in all three paces
  • Be able to show improvement in the horse’s way of going and be confident to alter and use equipment as needed including lungeing over poles
  • Discuss the impact of the lunge work and suggest a progression plan for the horse
  • Evaluate the use of training aids for lungeing