iride, what I mainly meant is rude anti-Parelli posts on why. I think everyone is being great about the whole matter and not even close into debate mode.
Currently we are just throwing back opinions to each other...not trying to say "this is the right way" as you would in debating.
I think his (Parelli....not sure if it was Linda's or Pat's......probably Linda's) whole plan was to put out the DVDs and have the students keep in contact with a Parelli profesional in order to get questions answered and feedback. I think it's just like someone teaching themselves to ride or jump. I taught myself to jump...I had no formal lessons for jumping (and no informal either). I watched LOADS of youtube videos and read books and tried it and tried it until I could jump without falling off. But I KNOW I am not doing it correctly, and I look horrible. Or if someone teaches themselves to ride...sure they will be able to w/t/c but does that mean their equitation would be good? Maybe...maybe not.
My point exactly - if Parelli is soooo easy to mess up, then why promote a DVD to "train yourself"?? I'm not attacking you Sonny, I'm taking a stab at Parelli. He (or Linda, I'm not up to date on this stuff) promotes the program as being for every horse and rider, and although it may work for many horses, it sure as heck isn't for every horse. And you said it yourself Sonny, it's easy to mess up - so why is it on DVD where you don't get feedback, and go at it on your own blindly?
I guess I'm rambling....due to my mind is totally burned from a reasearch paper homework
JDI, I definitely might be wrong and chances are I am, but isn't the first step of teaching a Piaffe just teaching the horse where the feet go...then they combine it with being collected? You know more about dressage than I do...so I'm just curious to know....that, to me, would be the logical way to teach it...but I dunno lol
... Sonny, can I have your horse?
Do I have to repeat myself?
Moo, it's $20 a month for the savvy club. Every month you'll get a DVD and/or their magazine, then access to the Parelli forum and other stuff. If you are planning on a purcahse of alot of stuff, it's definitely worth it IMO. ONly reason I joined was because I was ordering stuff and I ended up saving over $100 from being a member.
No cult themes hehe...but there are crossword puzzles
My main thing is the idea that there is only one right way to do things that bothers me most.
I agree there. There is no ONE method that is right. There are lots of methods that will teach the horse the same thing that will work, and none should be rated more than others.