Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
• Horses: 0
Join Up- questions
I have an older mare (10), she is the boss in my heard of 2 gelding plus her. I don't have a round pen but a large "lot" beside the barn that I tried to do the Monty Roberts type "Join up". The geldings were in the barn. She is a good mare who is just "slightly" pushy, mostly I can tell her attitude toward me has changed in the last year or so.
She gave me the inner ear focused on me, cue.. then she put her head down while she trotted around. She FINALLY gave me the mouth chewing. I whoa'd her and she stood there. SHe did not come to me. I turned my back on her and did not "push" her after I whoa'd her. But she would not come to me.
I started her around again until I got all three signals and whoa'd her again, she once again just stood there looking at me, but did not come to me.
This session lasted about 20-25 minutes. Am I expecting something too quick? Since she is the boss mare, is it going to take longer to have her accept me as boss?
What am I doing wrong.....????