I've been reading and watching a TON of articles and videos, reading Monty Roberts, etc etc and I really want to try "Join-up" with my stubborn draft X - there are a few problems so I want to know what you all think.
There is no round pen where I board, only a large rectangular pen, where he can easily see all the horses out in the pasture - Will I he ever submit/join up if he can see the other horses?
Also, he is very stubborn so I imagine it will take him some time to want to join up, and it being the middle of winter and him being boarded outdoors, I've been putting it off until spring so I don't cause him to sweat and then freeze - is this the right choice or is it safe to make him sweat in the cold?
Last thing I can think of now, but does join up work with all horses in your experience? I am VERY worried all I'll be doing is 'chasing' a confused annoyed horse around a pen until he's tired, then he'll be wary of me from that point on and act out.
Maybe I am over thinking this...