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    05-30-2013, 03:41 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by palogal    
Truly, I watch any trainer I can find on RFD and I always find something I can use, no matter how small. There's always something.
Until Pat Parelli and Linda. I've never found anything usable.

So I tried again today. I watched their show and I SEARCHED for something usable....nothing. I wanted to like it, I wanted to find something that wasn't completely BS. <sigh> I guess I'm a Parelli hater.

Don't sweat it. You're in good company
     
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    05-30-2013, 06:58 PM
  #12
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by palogal    
Truly, I watch any trainer I can find on RFD and I always find something I can use, no matter how small. There's always something.
Until Pat Parelli and Linda. I've never found anything usable.

So I tried again today. I watched their show and I SEARCHED for something usable....nothing. I wanted to like it, I wanted to find something that wasn't completely BS. <sigh> I guess I'm a Parelli hater.
Dang...I'm glad you said that because that's exactly what me and my wife both thought.

I haven't met many Parelli people, but the couple I have met did nothing but piss me off....told me my horse was riding me...
     
    05-30-2013, 07:05 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I watched a clinic once that was taught by one of his original students, one of the first to become an instructor with his program. The guy actually admitted that when he was "doing Parelli" with his horses, he HID BEHIND THE BARN so no one would see him. What does THAT tell you about the program, even in the old days? The old program, before all that "horsenality" crap came about, actually had some good points if you could filter through the BS. Of course, that was pre Linda (or at east she wasn't ever seen) and it wasn't quite the snake oil circus sideshow that it is today.
     
    05-30-2013, 07:06 PM
  #14
Green Broke
I did the same, I honestly tried to like them and their program. It seemed so cool from the outside. But after reading and watching and researching I can't find enough horsemanship through the BS to add up to all the hype. All I could find were shoddy interpretations of good techniques by a bunch of kool aid drinkers and marketing professionals.

So Ill just keep calling my "carrot stick" a horse whacker and work on my real horsemanship skills.

After all, Im not into "games"...
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    05-30-2013, 08:29 PM
  #15
Showing
There's an excellent youtube video on Trailier Loading but, it's not during a large venue but at a small arena with a small crowd. Here you will see Pat at his finest. It's about an hour long. He works with a horse that absolutely will not load for his owner. Pat demonstrates how he builds the horse up to the task.
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    05-30-2013, 08:53 PM
  #16
Yearling
I saw one trailer loading vid he did in which he was mounted and was allowing the horse is was riding to bite the horse he was trying to load. She was "playing the porcupine game with her teeth" I nearly puked.
     
    05-30-2013, 09:09 PM
  #17
Green Broke
I went to the clinic they had in Queen Creek recently. I don't do PP and don't know much about them, but I really enjoyed the 1st part of the clinic that focused on the 7 games. When he started talking about the horsinalities and other things it got confusing. I think he complicates things a little too much.
As trainers goes, I think is really good, but I don't think he translates well to the everyday horse person. He did a few things that I thought would be dangerous for a 1st time horse owner to try (which I think makes up a lot of his following).
I was surprised that he didn't push his merchandize since there was a PP store at the clinic.
Him and Linda were a lot more approachable than I thought they would be.
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    05-31-2013, 05:45 PM
  #18
Yearling
I train professionally which is why I'm always reading, observing, watching clinics etc and I'm completely frustrated that I just don't get it. There is nothing I can use, despite many efforts to find something to use. There's a reason he's a millionaire and I have no idea what it is.
     
    05-31-2013, 05:50 PM
  #19
Weanling
The stable I learnt to ride at swore by Parelli...they had all his products/videos/books. And their horses had no manners whatsoever...then when I bought my own horse they tried to get me to completely retrain him "their way"..needless to say I don't go back there anymore and my horse never was "retrained" and he is the greatest horse i've ever been on.
     
    06-02-2013, 03:57 PM
  #20
Green Broke
A horse friend I respect told me about going to a show where they were going to doing their "thing"...and in his wandering around, since he was there with horses, he was all over the place behind the scenes, he saw her riding the snot out of a horse, off and on he saw it being ridden for almost an hour. Hard riding too.

He decided to waste some time and watch the "demo"...lo and behold, what comes in the ring but the very same horse LP had been riding to death.

Only NOW? It is an unbroken, wild, dangerous horse that has never been handled in its life...and would the audience PLEASE make NO NOISE, NO MOVEMENT as it would be life and death for LP.

She did some of that worthless voodoo she do so well....and abracadabra!!! Presto changeo another PP miracle was born...and the horse was CURED!!! Riding AND trained...all in less than 30 minutes. Amen and pass the collection plate.

He was flabbergasted to say the least.

And all the rb/lb/in/ex deal? Mumbo jumbo to explain why their idiocy is getting people hurt.

Good horseman KNOW when a horse can be pushed or not...a horse that had to be left/right/in/outed in the wild? Would be dead.
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