Ohhhh goodness no! I know, that is what most people see when it comes to round pens! I am not a real huge fan of chasing down a run away green horse.. LOL! Me being lazy!
No, but really, its a great controlled area to try some new things, and not have to wear yourself out when it goes wrong!
I have been working with uncontrolled returns on cue with some of my foals. As they get better, I move up to a bigger area and keep. I also like to practice reinless riding there for the first times. Teaching something new for the first time that doesnt require a ton of space, a round pen is ideal!
Have you worked with lunge lines before?