2. Is getting a trot and canter a necessary part of join-up? It takes a lot of energy and work to get a trot and canter with just the long lines, and with a stick and flag, he will trot and canter.
3. If join-up is recommended before each ride, is it always necessary to make my horse go five to six times in both directions before attempting join-up, or can we join-up as soon as he displays the signs of relaxation? Thank you.