Originally Posted by loosie
Need more info on exactly what's going on to give much meaningful advice. Such as what experience she's had in a round pen & with this woman - many people do ask a horse to run 'away' from them in a round pen, which they often do in fear & without understanding. So she could have learned that this environment is scary & she's meant to run. In that case, I would probably stay out of the round pen, at least until she's gained trust in you & learned the basics.
What is your experience with training? What is 'the lady's'? If you aren't very experienced or confident, I would personally advise you find a good trainer, to at least help you with the horse, because well meaning inadvertent lessons can really stuff up a horse, also be potentially dangerous to the handler.
Since she isn't ridden, all her working out is done in the round pen. We will usually lunge, and then get her running around for a while until she gets tired (We know she is because she will stop and walk up to you, as if to say "Enough." We stop at this point.) So, she is taught to run away, but not unless someone is holding a lunge whip. If you're not, chances are she'll follow you, or look around to graze.
My experience with training.... Is absolutely 0. I'm a teenager who has looked everywhere to see if someone was kind enough to teach me about horses, since I took a liking to them since I was extremely little. So, I'm not experienced, but I'm pretty confident when it comes to the pony. As for the lady, she has had horses since the beginning of her adulthood (I think?). She's very experienced and has been teaching me everything I know.