Just a closing comment on the Parelli comments. I am not offended and respect others opinions
but one of the points that came through was it seems that the negative comments about Parelli was respect and what is called the games.
I also have noted the comments that the Parelli exponents were self taught
. Self taught may be the problem, and not the theory of the training. As for getting thrown or kicked or the horse shying that is what horses do, given a set of conditions and to push for the leadership position is another.
There is no such thing as a bomb proof horse even the most reliable of horses will resort to its natural instinct when it comes to survival. The object of any training is to have the horse accept the person on the ground, and on its back, as the lead horse and to listen to that person.
So folks I do respect the point of view of others, and have said so but it seems to have been missed, and, i have never been insulted by a response. But ladies what i see is mostly an emotional response. Love the passion displayed. However, don't close the mind.
A final note Parelli works on pressure, voice, touch, heavier touch, and so on untill object achieved. It also works on a partnership with the horse. Perhaps those that you have experienced have skipped to the partnership before any training and respect has been installed. Perhaps those want a be Parelli trainers lack the leadership skills required.
One of my horses will respond to voice on most ocasions even when in full flight. Its just one of the tools in the bag which are used to control. The other horse i am working on. I even talk to my horse when riding unless he/she has to concentrate when on dangerous ground, then I shut up, and leave them to it. Partnership, I am now relying on my horse to keep me safe.
Maple. Keep practicing with the stick shift it gets easer but dont develop the habit of slipping the clutch to often. It can become expensive. Try driving in heavy traffic you will get the hang of changing gears real fast.
And here is my final statment. If it worked for the horse and sorted the problem then it was the right method don't you think. Thank g--- he has finished they said in unison.
So now I will throw out a new way of training the horse. How many have used the prof Jesse Berry method of training.