Originally Posted by Flicagirl
All horses NEED ground work and round pen work!
I am going to disagree that all horses need round pen work. My 26 year old gelding and our 25 year old mare would readily agree with me. They know their jobs. I give beginner lessons on both of them and am always complimented on how well they behave.
The only time I work my 8 and 9 year olds in the round pen is regular undersaddle schooling when I would rather be outside than inside.
Every time you put a halter on a horse, it's ground work. They just don't need the continuous nagging with a stick and rope halter.