I decided to give Freeman another try at join-up, after our less than stellar initial attempt. This time I did get him to go around the pen, altough I think he thought it was a game and quickly tired of it. So I ran to his hip waving my long line and he moved away around the pen. However, to keep him moving, I had to run around the pen as enforcer or encourager (not sure which). I am at a certain age that jogging around a 60'pen swinging a rope over my head, making kiss noises and breathing is a tad bit like exercise. Do you know how long a long-legged quarter horse can jog around a 60'pen without getting winded? I think it's four days, but we quit after 25 minutes. I swore I saw a lick or maybe a chew and his head bobbed part way down once or twice. With all these pseudo-clear signs, I dropped my arms (of lead at this point) did my 45 degree stance..could have been 46-47. I tried to breath calmly without blacking out, as oxygen was at a premium. I waited..no movement into my sightline. Then I heard a grunt and sounds of activity and got excited it was all working. I had to turn abit to see my great success story, which I did as it rolled in a patch of muddy dirt! After Freemen got up and shook, I think he gave me a dirty look. He walked over to me and rubbed his nose on my shoulder and turned his rump to me and went to the gate to be let out. The entire afternoon, when I walked in his direction, Freeman turned his back on me. Do horses pout? And, do I need to try this again? I'm not sure our relationship can take it!