Originally Posted by tinyliny
you will find that many oldtimers here have had this discussion regarding Parelli many times, so be prepared if they sound jaded about the whole thing. I would be more interested in hearing what YOU, the OP , think about the 7 games and Parelli. If you say you dislike, then why? Think about what is bothering you and word it out.
Those of us who have hashed and rehashed this, can we please limit our already fixed views and let the newcomers have their time here. IT's new to them and I am very interested in hearing what they have to say.
I am not saying don't post here if you have already had this discussion, but don't try to cut them off with the "we have already done this one" argument.
About Parelli, the main reason I don't like him that much is what I've heard about him. I know, not a good reason, but multiple people have said that people who strictly use his training program have disrespectful and mean horses. Any anyways, I prefer to use a blend of methods and take a bit from everyone to 'tailor' to a horse's needs.
The reason I like the games so much is because they're really good for teaching kids the basics of groundwork. No, they're not good to use all the time, but if you're a newcomer to groundwork, they can teach you some good methods and teach you how to do some basic groundwork. With the kids in summer camps, we usually just do the first 3 or 4 (friendly, porcupine, driving, yoyo) and save the more advanced games for the advanced camp (squeeze, circling, sideways).