Okay, I just have to say, This:
But I think some of the reasons some people are against it is because they 1) don't understand and 2) belive their methods are the one and only methods to be done just because they have got their horses to do what they want.
Is the view that really makes me see red.
Personally, I am not 'against' parelli, persay, but I have seen a lot of negative things come out of people attempting his methods. There is a lot of room for error when learning simply from a DVD, which is what a lot of parelli followers rely on.
I find it insulting that you think because I choose not to follow Parelli, I somehow don't understand what he is doing, or am not able to comprehend it...
And also the idea that because I don't choose to follow Parelli because I believe it's 'my way or the highway' or I an=m too blind to see that there is more than one way to train a horse...
I have tried many, many different methods of training. I have found, through my experience, my own way of doing things, that incorporates a lot of different methods.
Also, While I agree that Parelli in some cases is awesome for establishing a bond, for getting a good solid base of groundwork, etc. It is not always practical for the performance disciplines of riding. Therefore, if I want to compete and do well at my chosen disciplines, I need another method of training for these sports. I could not be wholly Parrelli, even if I wanted to.