Re: Join Up ? Love it , Hate it ?
I've used on Sir, it was very useful.
Paddy also did it with him, also useful.
In my opinion it is a useful tool/technique, but needs to be used in the right context and in the correct manner.
It is not a magic wand, neither is any of the equipment used. Sometimes it suites people and sometimes it doesn't
Consistancy is definately the key. I've always done things the way Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks do things and it works for me. Wether its my horse or someone elses wether I am working the horse or just in the field with them. That's just the way I do things it works for me.
Does not mean that everyone else is wrong, I think that the important thing is, that beating and bashing and terrorizing an animal into submission is wrong, be it physically or otherwise.
I could see my horse coming to understand that, he had definately been beaten, whips, hoses, fists lots of shouting and yanking. You have to show them the way to go without drama and wait for them to understand
It does work but it takes an awful lot of patience and work to undo the damage. I have been told that the horse was mad and dangerous. He's not and never was. He had just been treated in the wrong way.
He seems to be absolutey fine and is being ridden by teenage girls going to shows and having fun.
So how mad and dangerous is he now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
So I love it!