Okay, so there are days when my filly has a lot of energy, and just wants to run, and she does not pay attention to me, causing her to throw a 'tantrum' while lunging, or even just going out on a walk. On these days, I will bring her back in her pen, take the lead off, and make her run.
When I do this, she stays pretty close to me, and will usually run circles around me (about 10-15 feet away from me) even though her pen is a lot larger then that. I make her change directions a lot, and I make her run, not just let her run it out herself. I have done this 2 times in the past 2-3 months, and both these times, when she is huffing and puffing, I will release pressure, she will turn to me, ears up, and I will call her to me. When I say her name she will trot over to me, put her head down and stand there, then she will follow me around. I will put the lead back on her, and do our normal work, like lunging, yeilding, backing up, stopping, etc. and she will do it perfectly, without a head shake, no ears pinned, and will respond to me as soon as I ask.
Does this count as join up?