Monty Roberts Equus Online University
Horse Training Video Instruction Program

Learn all about Equus • Dually Halter • Shy Boy Mustang • Jumping Horses
• Story of a Horse Whisperer • Riding Horsemanship • Dressage Horses • Willing Partners
• Horse Training • Round Pen Lessons • Performance Horses • Join-Up

← back

My Join-Up® Experience

rectangular pen??


My new horse (profile picture) is arriving next week. We only have a rectanguler pen, or arena as we call it in the uk, to use, we also have fields, but the arena is well fenced and safe as it has a chipped rubber floor. Has anyone else used any other enviroment other than a round pen as a place to practice join up, any comments would be appriciated! thanks, Daisy

Miriam (Holland&Germany)
Hello! 100 lessons completed 150 lessons completed 200 lessons completed 250 lessons completed 300 lessons completed 350 lessons completed 400 lessons completed 450 lessons completed 500 lessons completed 550 lessons completed 600 lessons completed 650 lessons completed

Hi Daisy,
Congratulations on your new horse! Any field or arena should do to Join-up, sometimes you have to run a little bit faster.
Safety is critical, as you mentioned footing and fencing, this all seem to be in place. Please look for the lesson on this Uni on a big brown horse, Join-up without a roundpen. it's all there and most of us have done just that. Maybe you could cut the corners with some haybale or anything safe to avoid your horse standing in a corner with his back towards you.
It all sounds exciting, good luck and keep us posted!


Thanks so much! after i posted that i noticed the 'big brown horse' lesson, which i was pleased about and will watch. good idea about the bales in corners, the 'in the corner with its back towards me' was what i was imajining, so would be good to avoid! the next thing to do will be to measure the space, as i think maybe it could be a bit on the small side. will keep posting! he is 3 years old and barely been haltered, has lived out in a colt group, so its a very exciting oppertunity, to start to ride then also to drive
Thanks again!

Loes K

Good luck Daisy!