Long Reining. Traditionally long reining was part of a young equines education. Sadly this skill is not widely taught at grass roots and is at risk of becoming a dying art. Yet anyone can learn. It is a wise investment to have some sessions with a professional to learn how to long rein.
Activities to try: Long rein round an obstacle course. Walking and hiking. Dressage patterns. You can compete doing dressage in-hand including long reining via some online showing platforms. Long lining is the foundation to progression to driving. Pole work and much more.
The Benefits Include: As the bond, partnership and the relationship matters long reining can boost confidence and trust in equine and handler. It is a fantastic form of exercise for both equine and handler. It is a gentle exercise that can help as part of weight management. Long reining can be part of a number of activities that provide mental and physical enrichment. It can be done ethically using positive reinforcement.
Here is a free resource - How to Get Started Long Reining.