After 40+ years I realized my dream of owning a horse and now I have two. One on each end of the spectrum.1)Isaac,a rescued gelding is all tight nerves-bolt & run. 2)Freeman was raised as a puppy and would be a lap sitter if allowed.I have wanted to do join-up from the moment I first read about it. After constructing a round pen inside an old square pen I planned to join-up with Freeman. First,he destroyed the pen. I rebuilt. Ready to go again, I attempted to send him away. He would not leave my side. I waved my lead rope, waved my arms and made myself appear"big". Freeman looked around to see what I was waving at and stayed by my side. I thought if I ran around the pen with him and then cut to the center, I could keep him going around long enough to get the process working. We ran around the pen-I dropped back and zipped to the center to take my position of authority. I turned around and saw no horse running around the pen. A sniff at my right shoulder told me Free was again at my side. My next bright idea was to cheat! I rolled a tennis ball across the pen in hopes that when he went to investigate I could get him to go around the pen. He went after the ball-stepped on it and squashed it, pooped and came back to my side. I decided we had joined enough for one day. Day two, pen estroyed...will report progress when there is some.