About 10 Years ago, I went to see a demonstration by Kelly Marx (A Monty Roberts Diciple)... I was totally amazed by what I saw, and was an instant convert. I believe join-up is the best method to bond with your horse.
I'm intrigued as to what other people's thoughts are? It was mentioned (not favourably) in another article, so I want to understand the reservations that people have.
This is probably contentious... but I actually prefer it to the Parelli methods, which sometimes seem a bit artificial... with horses behaving more like we want them to, rather than as is natural to them and reaching a compromise.
However, one thing join-up doesn't do is work on both horse AND rider, unlike Parelli.
So what do people prefer? Or should both compliment the other?