Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike View Post
Hope I'm not overstepping my bounds here, but I hardly think FnB chooses not to do join up because she is 'uncomfortable' with it, but because it has little value to her as a training or bonding technique. -
Herdbound, it may have been unintentional, but your last post sounded so much that you were talking to a newbie, which Franknbeans is def Not, that even I took offense.-
As for you, Franknbeans, shame on you for changing your avatar without advance notice to me.. threw me off there for a bit! :)
Haha-I decided I was ready to go forward, not reverse any more. lol
I actually will occasionally use an exercise with a horse in an indoor, which is, of course safer, at least in my case. If they are not paying attention, I let them loose and MAKE them run. Now, in an indoor, that is much more work for me than them......but, they have to run until I say stop. and when they stop, they had better have their eyes on me. If they stop any other way-they get to run again. Once they are paying attention, I put the line back on, and we continue.
Like NRHA said tho, once they are trained, I rarely use that. In fact, I have not down it with my guy in over a year now. I used it mostly when I was helping a trainer last year. If I am away a long time, etc, I may do it just to see where we are.......
I do free school my old guy in the round pen just to exercise him, but other than that-not so much.