Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I have a hard time believing this. I've been watching his programs for some three years now. I think the series on "Tricky Warrior" showed in one episode that the horse needed just a little more training before he reared up circling the trees. I wouldn't have aired that one before retaping, and it shows at the worst, that the "Method" is a little more important sometimes than tailoring the method. Horses don't lie. You cannot get an animal to follow you calmly if you abuse them. I recently saw Dennis Reis retrain an Arabian who HAD been abused. He didn't make a big deal out of it, but I saw this horse smacking his lips continuously when he felt nervous. I have never seen a horse do that before. Dennis was using appropriate training, and he made great progress, yet that horse HAD to have been beaten up by somebody in his past and was genuinely frightened of human training.
Today it's really easy to slander another American. If this poster had the guts, I would suggest advertising this story. At least, they and CA could get their attorneys involved in a property settlement.
Horses can die under stress. "Corporal" (1982-2009, RIP) suffered a stroke his last day on earth, had fallen into my shelter's manger, and couldn't get out, even with our help. At 27yo, his heart just gave out. If I had been boarding him, I couldn't have blamed a BO for this event. I'm betting that the owner had signed a release and cannot take legal action.
Even with the bad comments against the Parelli's, I still would trust them training my horses. I say, get over it.