If long reining is new to you and your equine it really is a very wise investment to learn how to do this correctly. We strongly suggest you book sessions with a horsemanship professional.
Before You Get Started
It is really important you and your equine are comfortable and at ease with basic leading, handling and confident working from the ground with your equine on one line before even considering two lines.
The equipment you will need for your horse is a suitable bridle (bitless or bitted). It is possible to long line using a head collar or halter, however many head collars and halters by design are loose fitting and may not be suitable if they move too freely they may rub, or move in towards the eye. It is essential whatever you choose is comfortable and suitable for long reining. If you are uncertain please take professional advice. You will also need two long lines, roller with large rings, a girth and a soft pad for under the roller. If your horse hasn’t worn this equipment before please work with a professional horsemanship practitioner to ensure you do things correctly.
Equipment for you. Gloves are a must. And we urge people to wear good non slip sturdy foot wear, and a safety helmet.
You will need a safe secure training environment when starting out long lining. A school is ideal, or part of your field set aside for training.