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    05-22-2013, 01:24 AM
I need to learn how to do this with my yearlings!
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    05-22-2013, 01:24 AM
Originally Posted by tempest    
You push them away with your body language.

But the overall point of joining up is to let the horse initiate the contact with you because if they do that, and I'm hesitant to use this term because it's not necessarily true, they are "bonded" to you because it was their decision to make contact with you. And if a horse decides something on it's own, or you can get the horse to think it was their idea, it's more deeply ingrained into it's mind.
Again, feel bad if thread has swerved a bit.

Ok, so when I jump off my horse and it follows me, without any input from me (no holding reigns or a lead), that's "join up"?

Again I want to understand, not be rude or offensive.
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    05-22-2013, 01:27 AM
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Don't worry about being rude or offensive. If you were being rude or offensive people on here won't hesitate to tell you.

The way to learning is through asking questions, and I don't think that AF will mind explaining join-up a little more. I don't think I can explain it as well as she can.
    05-22-2013, 01:28 AM
Basically yes. They choose to be with you. In a round pen they associate being away from you is work and with you is praise and comfort.

I had a 4.5 yo gelding that was a biter when I got him. I started join up and he became the biggest baby and followed me like a puppy. I could lead him forward and backward without a lead rope. It built alot of trust with us.
    05-22-2013, 01:34 AM
No worries! You're not being rude or offensive. :)
    05-22-2013, 01:37 AM

I doubt the link will work, I suck at tech stuff. Looks like it mighta worked. Woohoo I'm almost smart!
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    05-22-2013, 01:48 AM
That's exactly what my Jake used to do. (I parted with him so he could fulfill his rodeo dreams)
    05-22-2013, 01:56 AM
But is that what y'all mean by "join up"?

He and all our other horses do that. Tack or not, actually that one I often lead just like that. Closing gates etc... He's right there.
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    05-22-2013, 01:59 AM
IMO yes. When they trust you and want to be close to you they have "joined up" with you. They know with you is safe and rewarding.
    05-22-2013, 02:04 AM
Ok, thank you. How many times I've seen the term, nobody had really answered what it meant.

I'm not slow, just some terms, I don't know. Thanks!
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