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9249Re: OT: Opinions on RoOund Pen Set Up

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  • annalyticalconcepts
    Sep 1, 2009
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      --- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, Mistress Collette de Rayncheval / Autumn Cardone <autumn_cardone@...> wrote:
      > The larger your round pen, the faster you can work your horses without
      > them tripping and falling, thus allowing you to force your horses to
      > learn to balance themselves without your being on their backs. (Hugely
      > valuable!)
      > The smaller your round pen, the easier it is to control a horse who
      > isn't well trained, doesn't want to cooperate (I'm board, this isn't fun
      > after the first 2 minutes!), or whatever. Being able to stand in the
      > middle and crack your lounge whip directly behind the horse, or off to
      > the side to force them to move out when they have figured out that a
      > smaller circle is traveled faster (not that you are actually working
      > them by the number of times they go around the circle, but they think
      > they are being clever).
      > I liked the 40 foot round pen I was working Tiara in, but found that for
      > Krissy, who is very lazy and un-athletic, a smaller one would have been
      > better, except she is such a klutz that she had trouble not constantly
      > falling over at the sudden and surprising turns a 40' round pen offers!
      > I am fairly comfortable with the 16' (total length) lounge whip, which
      > helped. I had to chase Krissy to get her to think that I could, and
      > might, use the lounge whip near her; where-as Tiara just wanted me to
      > stay in the round pen, for her to keep going in the direction and speed
      > I had set her to, with no lounge whip even necessary. (Krissy is the
      > perfect example of why never using a lounge whip on a horse gets you no
      > respect! Oh well...)
      > -- Collette
      > Laurie Frohn wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Greetings All...
      > >
      > > I am currently setting up my new place for horses and I want to add a
      > > round pen to the work area.
      > > Been getting cost estimates on various sizes and was wondering what
      > > folks from this community thought would be a good working size.
      > > Just curious.
      > >
      > > Thanks!
      > >
      > > RdC
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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