The round pen is 50'
You've all pretty much confirmed what I thought. The reason I decided to round pen is because when I tried to do lunging groundwork, she turned her head to the outside, pulled, refused to look at me, etc. I had to dig in my heels and pull her to me a lot. She didn't know what the point signal to go was, or how to change directions facing you, and it was a nightmare. She took off bucking kicking with her head the other way as soon as I snapped the whip at her for not moving. Disrespectful, and not something I would EVER tolerate under normal circumstances.
In the cross ties the horse bumps me with her head, refuses to move her hip over, rubs on you, moves around, etc. Also disrespectful.
She was cantering in the round pen. I got after her because she didn't turn into me as I asked, and even kicked out at one point. Not okay.
Then the owner stepped in, and it was like pulling out my teeth...She said "whoa" four or so times, the horse finally stops and faces the fence, away from us, and she goes and catches her and tells me how I shouldn't roundpen a gaited horse.
I don't even know what to do now. She hired me for a reason; I told her my methods, and this was one. Now I'm just kinda frustrated by the thought.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.