Round Pen Help!

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  • Round pen for miniature horse
  • Do i need a round pen for a mini horse?

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    04-07-2013, 12:06 PM
Round Pen Help!

Hi, so I was told that horses should always have splint or sport boots on when being worked in the round pen. I have a 50-foot round pen and my Quarter Horse mare wears sport boots whenever she is worked in the round pen. But what about my minis? I set up some small jumps in the round pen and they easily jump over them without any problems. Should I put splint boots on my minis? If so, should I buy splint or sport boots?
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    04-07-2013, 04:45 PM
I have never heard of that saying. I don't think it's true. I work my horses in the round pen with nothing but a halter and they do just fine. I think it's just your opinion on if you want to use them.
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    04-07-2013, 07:42 PM
Okay thanks! I probably won't then...
    04-07-2013, 08:32 PM
The more you get a horse relying on sports boots the weaker the supposting muscles and tendons become. I think splint boots are a good idea as it protect the inside of the leg is struck by the other hoof.
    04-15-2013, 12:13 PM
Also my miniature horse does a lot of rollbacks while in the round pen and I have some jumps set up for her also. Do you think this will hurt her joints if she does this daily??

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