I have a few questions about this technique.
First off I have a mare that I already posted about that is very difficult to catch.(yrs old, well broke under saddle)
I had a couple of suggestions to try join up.
I watched acouple of you tube videos and today I went out to try it.
I don't have a round pen, I probably wouldn't have been able to catch her to put it in her anyway but I do have a small 1/2 acre field.
I went out and got her moving and watched for the signs, ear, licking lips etc.
We finally stopped and I waited but she didn't come to me. I took one sideways step toward her then she walked up. I petted her and talked to her when I started to walk off she didn't follow. I only took a couple steps away. I stepped back and turned into her then she turned then was able to walk with her.
Now comes my questions. How often do you Join up? Do you do this for a number of times before you try and ride? How often every day? Is it done any time you plan to work with your horse like just to groom or fly spray?
Lastly will this eventually make my horse stand still so I can catch her or will I have to join up every time?
Thank you for any help