06-01-2011, 09:17 PM
| || | Join up: I'm in awe!
Ok, so one of my las post was about having lost some of my confidence and much of my respect with my mare Yapa. Following some of your suggestions, I did some research on Monty Roberts and Join Up. I'm in awe, simply out of words... I have to admit that when I saw him doing this on a video I thought to myself that maybe that horse had been trained to give some of those responses or that you had to be a lot more experienced to achieve them. I did my first join up session today with Yapa. It was text book. I got all the four gestures, the follow up, everything was perfect!!! I can't believe it. And she was a different horse altogether after that! I even cleaned her hooves and she lifted her legs for me on cue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe this coming from a horse that was pinning her ears at me and refusing to budge in almost any direction???? My having been a dog trainer for some years now and using my language to communicate with dogs may have helped, but still, I am green when it comes to a horse. I am so happy she did so well!!!!! Now, when should I have another session? Any ideas? Thanks!!!!