So I've been working with my 5 y/o quarter horse, and I was interested in trying to join up with him. I watched a Monty Roberts video about doing the join up, and I though it was really neat.
Here's the video:
I've been lunging Jake and trying to get him to drop his head and what not, but he just doesn't seem to get it.. :P I lunged him today for about 15 mins, and I got him to watch me with the one ear, lower his head (some), and start chewing... But after I turned my back to him for a bit, I turned around to him standing where he stopped and giving me a look like "whaaaa??" :P
I think I might be having trouble because I don't have a round pen, so I've just been keeping him on a lunge line, which kind of defeats the purpose of driving him away... but I'm not sure. :P
I really like natural horsemanship, I think it's pretty neat. I have a Clint Anderson book that I started reading a while ago, but with our recent move it's still in one of the boxes I haven't unpacked yet... I'm a big fan of Buck Brannaman, especially after watching his bio. :) I haven't really heard much about Parelli... And I, of course, really enjoy the Monty Roberts stuff. :) I think it would be cool to have a successful join up with my horse.
Anyways, what do you guys think about this?
Have any of you had a successful join up?
Any other things you think I should try?