A long rein on which a horse is held and made to move in a circle around its trainer.
- I still had a hold on the lunge line so I swiveled around and was able to stop him before he got completely away.
- Sabrina swayed gently with the canter, her mother watching Sabrina's every move, as she kept the Clydesdale on the lunge line at a steady pace.
- It felt strange at first as Sarah led her into the arena, but after a few circles on the lunge Amber felt herself relaxing.
verb (longes, longeing, longed)[with object] Back to top
Exercise (a horse or rider) on a longe.
- There are lots of good reasons to longe your horse, as long as you do it well.
- I longed the horse for a while and Barbara began to ride him a few weeks later.
- By longeing your horse, you are given the ability to watch him from the ground, so you can monitor his movement, his soundness and his natural frame.
Early 18th century: French, from allonge 'lengthening out'.
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