Opinions on using roundpin consistently?
Recently we brought a sweet little arab mare into our barn family, she was sold as green broke but sustained an injury to her knee while settling in and needed a few months at rest before returning to work under saddle. Just last week my wonderful trainer started working with her, very experienced and knowledgeable woman to say the least. I noticed that the first thing she did was put her in our 70’ round pen, saddled her up and lunged her w/t/c in both directions for about 20 minutes. I've never utilized the roundpin before, I've only lunged on a line w/t but not often did I ask for a canter. She reccomend for me to continue roundpenning her consistently for a couple weeks. I am not questioning her knowledge as a trainer. I am just curious if consistent work on the small circle may be physically stressing her joints/soft tissues. I've seen quite a few people use the roundpin this way with no issues, but I would rather ask a dumb question than jeopardize my girls soundness. Thank you guys for any insight. 🙂