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post #1 of 7 Old 09-28-2010, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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breaking in without a round yard

tell me how you break in horses.


And if how you do it without a round yard
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-28-2010, 07:16 AM
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I don't have a round pen but I do have a small paddock. What do you mean by breaking? How old is the animal you want to break/work? I normally work with my filly anywhere. But when it comes to working her by herself I have a small paddock that she can work in. It would be so much nicer if I had a round pen but because I don't and can't afford one, I do with what I have.
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-30-2010, 07:29 PM
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I had a round pen but don't anymore. What I do now is just a lot of halter work. I have saddled him with the halter as well, until he is a little older (he is 2.5) and I have someone hold the halter while I try and ride.
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post #4 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 10:22 AM
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I'm not sure I understand why one needs a round pen to start a horse. Any kind of mostly level, fences yard will do. O_o
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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I'm not sure I understand why one needs a round pen to start a horse. Any kind of mostly level, fences yard will do. O_o
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Often it is more for the human's peace of mind than anything to do with the horse. Does a round pen make some things easier? Sometimes. Is it necessary? No.

I can't talk, I love using roundpens

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post #6 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 11:36 AM
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I'm assuming you are talking about longing? If you longe a horse, it needs to be well halter broke first.

What exactly are you trying to do with your horse? How old is it? How much previous handleing has it had?

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-01-2010, 02:02 PM
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I've never used a roundpen, I believe if you have the fundamentals in place you can jump on in the middle of a field and not have to worry about what the horse is going to do. And that's normally what I do, get on in the middle of the yard...
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