Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plains...
Re: Monty Roberts Join-Up Questions...
1. Since all of the rings are square, would I need to put something in the corners? --- You dont HAVE to. I've joined up with alot of horses, some in square arenas. i guess its just a safety thing so they cant turn their butt to you as easily? But if you keep them going and really show em who is boss, they wont stop in the corners.
2. How much supervision would I need? The rings are right next to the "cafe" thing, so adults would be watching... --- You will want someone there, just in case. Mild-mannered horses wont try that much charging, excpecially with a lead/lunge whip in your hand.
3. This still works fine with already trained horses... right? Not just problem ones and young, untrained horses? --- It works with every horse if you do it right. I use it to solve horse's respect problems. And if they wont let me pick up their feet, I join up then try again. If they wont let me again, I join up again. So on. This works for other things also, not just feet.
4. What are your opinions on all of this? --- As long as you have a good understanding of the join up and how it works and how to do it, I'd say go for it. But I would advise getting a book or DVD or reading instructions before you just hop in the arena. You could confuse the horse and maybe even mess up its training if you do it wrong.
Message me for other questions; id be glad to help. I love the join up and use it all the time!