John Lambert, Equine Operations Program Director at the W. K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly Pomona University, walks us through the first phase of starting a horse in long lines, by Cindy Reich



Long Lining Video 1

Before getting into long lining, you must make sure the surcingle is placed properly so that the horse is comfortable. John Lambert walks us through how to place the surcingle.

Long Lining Video 2

After correctly placing the surcingle, you must place a crupper under the horse’s tail. The crupper keeps the surcingle from pulling forward when you are long lining. John Lambert shows us how to place the crupper under the tail.

Long Lining Video 3

After you place the crupper, you will need to make sure the tail relaxes down before adjusting the back strap. You want it to be snug, but not tight. John Lambert demonstrates.

Long Lining Video 4

Now, your horse is ready to long line. John Lambert walks us through proper long lining technique and how to attach your long lines, starting with your horse at the wall.

Long Lining Video 5

Long lines are attached, and John Lambert demonstrates how to get your horse walking, turning, and stopping.