Join-Up or Parelli? (Or both?!) - Page 6

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Join-Up or Parelli? (Or both?!)

This is a discussion on Join-Up or Parelli? (Or both?!) within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-25-2008, 03:59 PM
No these friends knew what they were doing because they had trained horse's before using Join-up. They worked with Sonny in it, and I did also.
I was doing everything that Robert's was doing in the one join-up video on youtube as "correct" as I could
Sponsored Links
    10-25-2008, 04:07 PM
Sonny, do you think this could be just a different way of him paying attention to you and respecting you and your space than you are used to? Not necessarily bad, just different?
    10-25-2008, 04:16 PM
No he honestly looked frightened of those friends and of me. If that is a different way of respect, where he looks frightened, then I don't want him to respect me in that way....
He respects me, but he's happy about it
    10-25-2008, 04:23 PM
Okay, It was just a suggestion. I haven't seen him so I'd have no idea! As long as what you are doing now is working for you then good for you!
    10-25-2008, 04:30 PM
Fair enough. Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.

Between me and my trainer and all the people we know that have used this technique, I have never seen or heard of a horse responding badly. So you'll have to excuse my confusion.
    10-25-2008, 06:58 PM
No I also found it strange because I did hear some good things on it...but it didn't work on my horse. Never tried it with any other horses
    10-25-2008, 09:18 PM
There is something to be said for sticking things out until the horse makes a change. For the horse to know that he can live through something, or figure out we aren't out to kill him, we have to stick it out until he makes a change. But it's a very fine line. We have to be able to see the tiniest sign of change and reward that instantly, otherwise we missed our chance.

I recently had a moment like this with my warmblood. His cantering on line has always been a little bracy and sometimes he would get unconfident and want to run. It was fear based on his part. So one day I was working with him on cantering and I decided I could do one of two things. 1) when he got bracy, etc. to shut him down and interrupt the pattern, or 2) leave him out on the circle going "crazy" until he made a change. I decided to go with #2. He ran around for about 7 minutes, or maybe longer, I really don't know, and then I saw him lower his head, blink his eyes, lick and chew and he threw slack in the rope. I rewarded him instantly and brought him in. That horse released sooo much it was unbelievable. Yawing, sneezing, licking and chewing, blinking, shaking his head, the whole bit. For 3-4 minutes straight! He had to go to a place that wasn't very good and see that he would be okay. Unfortunately this is sometimes necessary, usually for more extreme horses. In the sessions since then his cantering on line has never been better! He's soft, calm, and he consistantly throws slack in the line. So sticking it out, in an appropriate manner, is sometimes needed.
    10-25-2008, 09:42 PM
Couldn't agree more, Spirithorse, good insight :)
    10-26-2008, 01:16 PM
I agree Spirithorse.

The other thing that always comes to mind on this is somewhere I read that Monty has joined up with thousands of horses and he's only ever run into one that he couldn't do it with. I think there is something to be said for that too.
    10-27-2008, 12:21 PM
Dont get me started...with the tv horse personalitites....
for only $89798734975.99 you to can have the perfect horse that will do everything you tell it and love you too!

Some of their techniques work...but most of it seems like good propganda to make a buck...wish Id thought of it actually...I mean an orange stick with a rope on it...selling by the millions...who would have thought

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Join-up! amightytarzan5 Horse Training 9 05-03-2008 10:44 AM
Please Please join !!!! Miischiief Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 01-23-2007 01:09 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0