Horsemanship: Round Pen Use

 There was an article on anti round pen usage... Here is my perspective/response: 

 I find 95% of folks misuse a round pen, whether under the guise of "exercising" or teaching conditioned responses, such as the lesser of two evils is to turn, face the human and be caught; which is a bullying tactic. 

Dear Sam: Horse Help Horsemanship Series *Defensive Horses


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Horsemanship: Raising the Human's Awareness

So much of our horsemanship can be improved in the time spent bringing awareness to our own behaviors and thoughts before we involve the horse.