Probably, but that isn't what I was going for. It was pouring rain this morning, so I was unable to turn out the horses. I put them in the arena one at a time while I cleaned my stalls. After all four were in the arena I went in with my carrot stick/partner stick (mine is black with a blue string) and started moving the horses around the arena.
It was interesting how it worked out, who stayed with whom and how they moved. The geldings were not sure if they should follow me or Precious, but when they were all going one direction (the direction I was moving them) and she was going the opposite, it was pretty clear who was in charge (and for those of you who don't get that, it was ME that they were listening to).
After just a few minutes I got each one of them separate, went up, petted them, swung my stick over them. But Santana wasn't having any of that. He didn't want me close, so I started pushing him out again, making him go. Very quickly, the other horses stood to the side while he lunged in a circle. He tried to use them occasionally to hide, but they were not interested in helping him. In just a few short minutes he joined up, did some nice at liberty work (with the other three horses in the arena) and we were finished.
At Liberty-work without a halter or leadrope
Join Up-a method used by Monty Roberts