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Adding to what Jo answered, I'd like to stimulate you in watching the lessons here especially those on Join-Up and longlining. When we do Join-Up with a horse, we ask it to turn towards the outside of the pen, for the simple reason that the next step will be working with 2 longlines. Don't try to turn your horse towards the inside when on 2 lines....can you imagine the cuddle muddle that comes from it?!
When a horse learns to trust you through the comminication that is essential for the Join-Up procedure, there will be a moment in the turning process, when the horse can't see you, because it turns away from you towards the fence. This only deepens the trust.
So Monty asks the horses to turn away from him, towards the fence.
Have fun with the great lessons on this Uni and feel free to ask whatever comes up!