Originally Posted by nrhareiner
The point I am making is that PP passes himself and his training DVDs as something they are not. If the master himself can not train a horse to spin properly yet thinks it is correct enough to show off and try and impress people what does that say for him and his training? All he is trying to do is impress people who do not know any better. He did the same thing when he was trying to get into reining. He went to some po dunk show which was not NRHA or NRCHA sactioned and did some reining and reined cow horse with some of his people and place high at the show then played it off with how good he was and how well hid and his students did in reining and cow horse. At the end of the day they pulled these videos b/c he was getting call out for it. When he actually tried NRHA reining he got schooled big time.
You're wrong on that point.
If PP DVD had been made to train horses to make spins and sliding stops and so on with horses, then they would have been NO USE for me, as I'm not a westerner.
What I'm looking for when I use PP DVDs, is how to communicate with the horse, how to improve the relationship, the confidence, the security.
I have a french instructor for french horsemanship, I don't need PP for that.
But when a friend of mine buy a horse, and discover after he had baught it that it as been bottle breed, and that he kicks, rears, bolts... I'm happy I know Parelli method so the horse can finally be ridden like any other horse.
That's what I find in Parelli's DVDs.