Lucy's vet wanted her to start lunging in the Pessoa Training System five minutes per day. I don't own one and don't have the budget to go out and spend $200 on one. My barn owner has one and was happy to lend it to me but I figured if I'm going to have to use this thing every single day for the foreseeable future, I should try to get my own.
I had a good look at them online and thought, "you know, these things really aren't that complicated".
I decided to try and make my own. I found some plans online and adapted them slightly, went to Home Depot and WalMart for supplies, and spent about an hour sewing the fleece sleeve to go around her bum, and laying the rig out on the floor against a spare fleece cooler I had at home for sizing. I finished it and stepped back to admire my handiwork. It looked good, and my total cost was about $25! If anyone is interested, I will do a step-by-step post to show you how I made it, but here is the finished result:
This is a video still, hence the bad quality. I hope Kenny can take some photos of her going in it today in the outdoor. But doesn't she look cute? She got the hang of it quickly. I left it fairly loose since this was her first time going in it and I was impressed by her willing attitude! I think she's so happy to have something to DO! :)