Training Tip Video: ‘How to make a Round Pen’

A round pen is a very useful piece of equipment. I use them for a safe place to introduce a horse to horsemanship, starting¬† liberty and riding techniques. They can be any size you want and I’ve found that you can ride safely in them when you are unconfident and then progress to riding the outside of the pen when you are more confident. Two ¬†pens near each other can help create a perfect figure of 8 pattern for transitions, SLC’s and FLC’s and four in a symmetric square shape helps when learning the clover leaf pattern. They’re easy to put up or move and handy if you need a small place to graze a horse at home or when away. I’ve made many hundreds of round pens over the years and here are a couple of ways to make them easy to put up.