I typically ride in an indoor arena, but since we have a week of unseasonably warm weather in New England, I was thinking I'd like to take advantage of the sunshine and ride outside. I don't have anyone to ride trails with, but there is a round pen outside that I could use.
I've never ridden in the round pen before, but I know I've read on here that people do. Typically, what do you work on in such a small space? Obviously, there is a lot to be gained from riding circles correctly, but how long do you typically ride in this type of enclosure, and how do you keep it interesting?
To be clear, this wouldn't be about any particular training issue or anything problem with the horse; it could just be a way to get our regular 30-40 minute W/T/C ride in while soaking up some sun.