Yeah, I know it's technically "longe" but I'm using the colloquial spelling. ; The side reins article got me thinking because people were talking about the proper way to lunge. I was taught to lunge with the line tied to the near ring of the bit, then under the chin and clipped to the outside ring (when you don't have a lunging cavesson, which I never have). I've honestly never really thought that deeply about it. I've never had a problem that way and my horses lunge fine. I know a lot of people who use the over the poll method too but that just wasn't the way I was used to. It's a bit of a pain when you change direction because you have to undo the clip and redo it but it's not that much of a hassle. It's probably completely incorrect and doing irreparable damage to my horses. So how about a discussion on lunging? What is it about the over-the-poll method that is bad? And is my method horrifying? If so, why? I'm serious - not being snarky at all. I've just always lunged this way and wonder - if one doesn't have a lunging cavesson - what the best way to do is is considered to be.