Re: OT: Opinions on RoOund Pen Set Up
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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
> 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