Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
How big is your round pen/How big should a round pen be?
I'm just wondering how big most round pens are. The one where I am currently boarding is only maybe about 15 feet in diameter max, maybe a bit smaller, and it just doesn't seem big enough. My horse actually gets anxiety in it if I try to move him faster than a jog and he just HUGS that rail grits his teeth, pins his ears and then he will eventually just stop and look at me like I'm crazy. He did attempt to canter a couple of times the first time he was in there and he hit his legs on the rail and I think that's what started the anxiety. He has no problem lunging w/t/c in the arena however. My BO says my horse is pulling one over on me, but I am thinking it's just too small.
So, how big is your round pen or...how big do you think a round pen should be for general use? And, if you think my horse is pulling one on me, be honest and let me know.....I won't whine and make excuses. All suggestions will be most appreciated.
I am however moving him on June 1st to a nice equestrian center so it's not like I am "stuck" with the situation.