Has anyone turned their horse out in a round pen, or an arena with a lead rope attached? Someone told me to do this with Rodeo today just so he could learn where his lead rope, and feet were. And to prevent him from stepping on it, or overreacting when he did step on it.
I think I've seen a natural horsemen do this on RFD-TV before, but don't quote me on that.
Personally, I have mixed feelings on it. Let me know what you think, or your experiences with this.
I did it with one of my mares who decided to frequently attack another for no reason. The rope was heavy & thick so it couldn't wrap around a leg. It was adjusted in length to not touch the ground at normal gaits but when she dropped & snaked her head to attack she would step on it & stop. She stopped attacking.
I should also add that this mare was already very well halter broke & trained to tie.
The turnout area was also free of any obstructions & flat.