I was wondering what to do with my green arab who gives me head lowering and tries to reduce the size of the circle but his inside ear never quite locks on to me and he does not lick his lips. Being very aware that join up is not about wearing the horse out I have not just kept him going round and waiting for the ear to lock. He does stop to face me but does not really join up and only comes towards me slightly. I know its the way I am 'talking' to him but don't know how to use better words! Anyone overcome a similar problem or know where I am going wrong?