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post #1 of 26 Old 04-18-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hey yahl! What should I do after Join up with my horse? I know I am not supposed to ride. Annything special I could do? I don't just want to put her back in her stall.

Any sugestions?

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 AM
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As this is not in the natural horsemanship section of the board, I guess it's fair game for me to ask..... why?

I gain trust by just working a horse in general, it also forms a bond. To me join up is a fat lot of nothing that sells marketing items. I can run through a field with my horse trotting along side me because he wants to, and not because I have spent a minute doing any of this kind of stuff.

I guess my point is just to make you think about what you are trying to achieve. And to me, that same result can be gained just in the usual routine of horse ownership.
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post #3 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 12:17 AM
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After join up? In theory, this is when your horse is most cued in to you, so would be an excellent time to go for a good ride. If the join up was really hard and there was a lot of resistance, then maybe just walk around a bit with your horse at your shoulder and quit on a good note.

It really is about quitting on a good note.
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post #4 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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I don't think join up is useless. It's what I use to focus my horse and it works well for me. After I do it (takes only a couple seconds for him to focus on me) then I work on a bit of groundwork, rubbing him, picking up back hooves (which he has problems with), teaching him to lead with respect, anything that I feel needs to be worked on we do right afterwards. If there's a particular problem I want to address I work on it longer that day. Who said you're not suppose to ride after that? I do and he seems to ride better and more eager to please after a join up. I personally love join up and feels it sets us up for a focused day.
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post #5 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:13 PM
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Hey yahl! What should I do after Join up with my horse? I know I am not supposed to ride. Annything special I could do? I don't just want to put her back in her stall.

Any sugestions?
I love doing join up! But your right, you shouldnt ride after join up. I usually go for a hand walk with a halter and lead-line, or give my pony a nice bath. After joinup I like to do stuff my pony likes, as mentioned above
-halter and lead walk
-bath her
-give her a good long grooming, and talk to her at the same time.

Just some suggestions! :)
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post #6 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:19 PM
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But your right, you shouldnt ride after join up.


Why???

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post #7 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:20 PM
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Why aren't you supposed to ride after join-up? I would think that would be the best time to go on a ride.
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post #8 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:24 PM
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I guess my point is just to make you think about what you are trying to achieve. And to me, that same result can be gained just in the usual routine of horse ownership.
I thought the point was to gain their respect and get them focused on you. And thinking instead of reacting. So if it does that, is there a good reason not to do it?

I have done with with my coming 2 yr old a number of times. For respect issues. He actually does it really well inside an enclosed area. It doesn't really transfer out to the real world though.
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post #9 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:27 PM
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But your right, you shouldnt ride after join up.


Why???

I just find that after my horse has done joinup he has proven to me, that he is with me and trusts me. I wouldnt want to get on hinm and ride him that same day becasue he has already proven to me everything that he needs to prove. And everyone has a good and bad day riding and I wouldnt want to ruin the improvment that he just gave me in joinup for a ride.
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post #10 of 26 Old 04-19-2012, 01:28 PM
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Why aren't you supposed to ride after join-up? I would think that would be the best time to go on a ride.
join up is to earn your horses trust, and like I said in the other post, I wouldnt want to ruin what he has already given me that day.
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