Originally Posted by Foxhunter
I have started hundreds of horses and have never had a round pen - nor would I ever want one. I cannot see the point in chasing a horse around an area whilst it is loose, I like to have control when lungeing via a line and voice.
As far as not knowing how your horse will react to the whip keep it low and there will be no problem.
A horse should not, when lungeing turn in towards you unless invited.
A horse when in a round pen should always have their attention on the handler.... So turning in on a change of direction a horse should turn to the inside not the outside.. Turning to the outside is disrespect for the trainer. You need the horse to look at you for guidance and direction. A horse shows his hind to me gets lots of work.