There is no doubt a round pen is one of the best tools to have when working with horses. However, with so many package deals and single-panels available for purchase, choosing a correct round pen size for horse training can be a challenge. Is there an “ideal” size?
“Circle work is dream work,” many trainers say. Proper turns and bending are foundation basics in equine athleticism, riding, and driving. Trainer Garn Walker of Bartonville, TX says, “A circle is a series of arcs.
standard round pen material is typically a metal panel, there are several options. Panels are handy if the round pen is going to be moved, or if you need to add/remove panels for specific training purposes.
Although the standard round pen size for training horses is 50 to 60 feet, there can be significant variation based on your needs and finances. Regardless of the pros and cons of each material and size, it is important to evaluate the overall safety of each design for you and your horse.