So I let my horse Lightening out in our round pen and he went balistic!!!! I think
1. He wanted to b with his buddies
2. He was happy to be out
So he went around squealing and throwing all his feet in the air, doing a cattle horse stop, and I'm just sitting there laughing, "You would think I'd never do anything with you haha!"
So then I did Join Up by Monty Roberts (he is awesome!) so heres how it works (this is what I do with/read for my horses, I don't know what you do) So there are three steps, to join up. LEt your horse go and take an aggressive stance shooing your horse away (he will come back don't worry) And you all know horses are herd animals, they never travel alone! So the first step (it happens within the blink of an eye for me...) is their inside ear flicked in toward you no matter which way. Second, they will lick, or make a chewing motion. My horses lick their lips, finally (takes awhile with some of my horses others is very quick) they lower their head extremelly low to the ground. That's when you...well I drop my whip and throw one of my arms up and say WHOA. It takes their eyes off my aggression stance, and when they see I"m not chasing them anymore they come to you. To complete the join up...walk away the horse should be at your shoulder when you stop, he stops, when you turn, he turns (if your horse isn't right by your shoulder at all times, he isn't fully ready to join you so you go thru the whole process again til he's ready) It is an awesome experience and I admitt he didn't have my attention for awhile since he was in such a hurry to get back to his buddies but he gave up and started listening to me haha