I've read about the join-up working wonders for people and their horses (especially problem horses). They said it established respect between the person and horse. Btw a join up is where you send a horse running in a round pen around you until he eventually doesn't want to run from you anymore, and so you turn your back on him and he walks up to you and then he can follow you around the pen freely. I've also heard of people you think think this is unconventional. Please give your feedback on this, especially if you've tried it. I just want to know the truth about the join-up. Thanks folks!