I'm sure there are round encloseures used for working horses in Great Britain. In fact I talked to a clinician that has made several trips over there in the last 20 years and he said they are becoming more and more common. There is nothing hard about building one. Just build it least 2 meters tall and 20-25 meters in diameter.
I think orginally they were probably built for handling cattle and used for horses as needed. The first clinicians had roots in ranching and cowboying in the Great Basin area of western U.S. and brought the tools that they were used to using and that worked well.
There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
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