We love the Pessoa Lunging System because it helps develop the topline without getting in the saddle.
Invented by International show jumping rider, Nelson Pessoa, this system** isdesigned to encourage balance and a gradual build-up of topline. It consists of an easy-to-put-together array of ropes, clips, and pulleys, as well as a breeching strap that passes behind the horse's hindquarters and is used in conjunction with a training surcingle while the horse is being lunged.
Based on principles of pressure and release, the Pessoa Lunging System helps to place the horse in a better position to assist muscle build-up, and increases use of the horse's back muscles. It can assist the maintenance of muscle tone in fit horses, while less experienced horses can be guided into the correct shape. The Pessoa Lunging System can be used in four different positions, depending on the horse's level of training and fitness.
The Pessoa Training System will help to develop the horse’s back muscles, firstly working in a low stretched position and gradually encouraging more engagement from the hindquarters so that the horse lightens and raises the forehand, which will assist with improvement to the horses' response and balance.
There is a bungee for the rear bumper which is covered by a faux fleece detachable cushion. The bungee affords expandability and 'give' and encourages the horse to move forward into the bridle.
This advanced training should be used by an experienced handler with a horse that has had experience ground driving before using this system.
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