- - Join-up!
|amightytarzan5 ||04-27-2008 03:11 PM |
I don't have any pictures, but I joined up with my horse this weekend! It was amazing. I also got him to "jump" (he really just trotted high, but he did jump a few times) which he didn't do last weekend! I was so excited about the join-up though!
What are your views on join-up and have you ever joined up with your horse?
|FledgeOfNarnia ||04-27-2008 06:17 PM |
I have done the join-up with my arab geld. It put him in a different frame of mind . . if that makes any sense. :D He was . . . thinking more, I guess, instead of just reacting all the time. I think the join up helps the horse to see the human more as his leader. That's just me, though :)
|amightytarzan5 ||04-28-2008 05:08 PM |
Yeah, I really like join-up. It's more of the natural way horses think and act, rather than forcing them to do something. Last weekend, I didn't join-up with Spider, and he wouldn't jump. This weekend, after I joined-up with him, he was more willing to jump. I really think it helps horses.
|PoptartShop ||04-28-2008 10:09 PM |
Aw, that's really cool! :) Congrats.
|crackrider ||04-29-2008 05:08 AM |
Good on you!! I've done it once! It felt sooo AWESOME!! :D
I've tried again but it didn't really work as well.
One of the trainers I know uses join up all the time along with other Monty Roberts methods and she is amazing to watch!
|amightytarzan5 ||04-29-2008 06:21 PM |
yeah, I love monty roberts! I first heard of him when my dad found his shy boy book in perfect condition in a recycle bin! he got it and brought it home to me and i loved it! i went with my aunt to one of his clinics and he was great!
|4xlucky ||05-01-2008 01:08 PM |
My teen daughter has trained a couple of horses that were green broke and has done an excellent job. I am considering getting her a little filly to start working with. She does most of her learning through reading and DVDs. Join-up sounds interesting for ground work with this filly that has not had any handling. Could you recommend a Monty Roberts book or DVD for her to learn join-up?
Thanks so much!
I do join up with all of my horses, one of my geldings will join up after a single lap and my other gelding will sweat himself before finally joining up. He is new though and getting to know me still. our mare Joins up well.
|amightytarzan5 ||05-01-2008 05:05 PM |
4xlucky, here's his website where you can purchase DVDs and VHSs on Join-up and other things: http://www.montyroberts.com/shop_education.html
I really like Monty Roberts and he's a great trainer! His philosopy is to train by natural ways instead of by force. He's amazing.
|ChocolateGal ||05-03-2008 10:44 AM |
We use Monty Roberts DVD's and have reaped the joy and benefit of join up.
It is a great feeling.
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