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post #21 of 31 Old 06-20-2009, 11:48 PM
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I can't belive that a horse trained with Parelli would do that. It was probably the girl's fault(not to be mean!) Parelli is all about teaching the human, not the horse.
Yes because walking behind a horse with your hand on it's bum to let it know you're there is definitely wrong. And of course the girl knows nothing about horses or horsemanship, she only trained in Germany for two years. Why would that mean anything. And of course the fact that she was the only rider at the barn besides the head trainer that had the skills and confidence to get on and ride the beast means nothing either.
This is the same horse that would try to mount people, chase them down and "play" with them, etc.
And yes I agree that Parelli teaches the human. Teaches the human to pay a lot of money for cheap trick training.
Really Parelli is like a brand-name for horsemanship, I personally prefer the cheap Walmart stuff, but if you think paying thousands of dollars more makes it any better then go ahead.

Anyways - clipping ears. I don't think they should get clipped out anyways, just trimming the excess hair is nice, but actually clipping all of it out just lets bugs in..
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post #22 of 31 Old 06-21-2009, 09:17 PM
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nevermind, I don't care what you think, Parelli knows what they are talking about

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I just spend alot of time desensitizing them...my new boy didn't care for the clipper on his ears when I first tried them; I just ran the clipper near enough for him to get used to the sound near his ear, and gradually got closer and closer, until he was comfortable enough to let me do a bit of clipping on each ear. It's important to desensitize both sides, too...don't stop on one side. ;)

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nevermind, I don't care what you think, Parelli knows what they are talking about
But sometimes he's just so off in my mind.
Like, increasing pressure if the horse doesn't respond to a cue. If the horse isn't understanding don't ask louder, ask in a different way so it grasps the concept.

And I think horsenality is bogus, much less training your horse in a certain way to fit his horsenality because you read it in a book. And it "sounded" like him.

Horse learn so much faster with good old fashioned pats, treats and "good boy/girl" so they know they are on the right track.

OH! And plus, a lot of new owners/riders/etc take on problem horses because they think they can fix them using his program. Then either the horse or rider, or even both, end up hurt...

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Have you ever watched horses in the wild. They don't go, oh, he isn't listening to me clack my teath, let's try something else! No, they go and bite the other horse!

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Have you ever watched horses in the wild. They don't go, oh, he isn't listening to me clack my teath, let's try something else! No, they go and bite the other horse!
That would be the "trying something else" that was mentioned.
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No, it is putting on more preasure

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No, it is putting on more preasure
I think you missed the point. If a horse isn't responding to pressure because it doesn't know what you want of it, more pressure isn't going to yield the result you want. The horse will just become frustrated and agitated. At which point you will have to try something else.

Your example would be similar to a herd of horses and one horse doesn't understand that the head mare who is pressing her head against her butt wants her to move. Instead of crowding the younger horse more and more, what does the mare do? She tries something else, aka: a bite.
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Nevermind, putting more preasure does work, if you do it the right way, i'm not going to get into this fight

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Alright guys... I think this post has turned from "help with trouble clipping ears" to "Parelli bashing" lets try to get back to the OP. Also keep in mind that everyone has a different method of training whether it works for you or not


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