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post #21 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Palomine View Post
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.
It's frustrating to me that people take a "totally untouched" animal, and think that by getting it to do x, y, and z in an hour that they are awesome. Since when is bringing an animal along at the pace that is appropriate for them bad? People today look for instant gratification more so than the general population 20 years ago, technology has really pushed this. Animals need to be looked at as individuals, and treated as such. Would I be embarrassed if I didn't get a totally unhandled animal caught, saddled, and bridled in an hour? He** no- most people would get hurt trying. *sigh* seems like we all agree in this post, doesn't make it any less irritating though!
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post #22 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 07:51 PM
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The barn my wife had her horse at was a big parelli barn. Not my wife but everyone else. That was a collection of the most spoiled , disrespectful horses I've ever seen with the exception of my wife's horse. However my wife's horse started to show signs of it from being handled on a daily basis by a kool aid drinker. we moved her out of there and she's now at our own place and that is gone. Great people but they bought into it whole heartedly. I just can't see the draw myself but that's really my only experience with the parelli way of doing things. It's not for me.
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post #23 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 10:16 PM
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Just happend to see this on my FB..lol....

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Awesome...absolutely awesome.
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post #25 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Palomine View Post
Good horseman KNOW when a horse can be pushed or not.
I totally agree.

I realize that a good portion of PP followers are first time horse owners or converts that don't know any better, they should learn sooner or later but PP definitely would not be in my list of those to learn from. I believe there are way better trainers out there to get information from.
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post #26 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 10:31 PM
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Almost, if not all, horses I have come in contact with that have been trained using the Parelli method are disrespectful and pushy. Crazy lady at my old barn "taught" me different things one day in the round pen when she decided I wasn't doing anything right with my horse. Poor boy was confused the moment she started.
They kind of remind me of bible thumpers that are always trying to convert you to their religion....
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post #27 of 99 Old 06-02-2013, 11:47 PM
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All of the PP horses I have run into were MAD -- just plain sour and mad. I think they get picked at and pecked at until they just get pissed and the more you mess with them on the ground, the madder they get. A couple were absolutely evil and wanted to attack a handler.

Reminds me of the Craig List horse a couple of years ago. Ad read:

"For sale or trade -- One 7 year old gelding. He knows all seven Parelli Games very well. I would like to sell him or trade him for a horse that rides good. "

Husband says the definition of Parelli is a "A LEGAL CON. A system to separate middle aged women from their money without going to jail as a con-artist." He thinks it is a better con than a pyramid scheme. He also says "You will find more B*** S*** at a Parelli demonstration than behind the chutes at a rodeo."

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post #28 of 99 Old 06-03-2013, 01:07 AM
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I have picked up things from thiem, and I even had a Parelli trainer come out. Well he wasnt licensed. He was ALREADY a trainer and he grew up breaking horses, as did his brother, and he used alot of the Parelli philosophy. IT DID work on my rearing gelding, BUT I have never learned Parelli.... so how much of it was Parelli techniques and how much was just natural? I have no clue.

We had already had our thoughts on why the rearing was happening, and he confirmed it, and gave us the left, right introvert stuff... Honestly he could have fit in ALL the catagories, as could any other horse. And it made it more confusing to me. I knew how my geldings personality was. I already knew why he was doing it. The trainer fixed it, and showed me how to continue it. I used that and then started adding my way to it. Bc I'm the one riding him!

So I think the games are fun and everything, but I couldnt terll you if it was Parelli 's training that helped or if it helped this experienced trainer slow down and take time on a horse.

A wise rider will take a little from everyone that gives them advice and make it their own though.

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post #29 of 99 Old 06-03-2013, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by usandpets View Post
I have nothing against Pat or Linda. I do however dislike their philosophy behind their training. The introvert, extrovert, right, left brain BS. I just don't get it.

Their overall training really isn't much different than others. Most use the same techniques.

Occasionally I do use one or more of their seven games. The yo-yo game is good to help get the horse lighter with giving to pressure on the poll.
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I like their seven games and their method. I transformed a distrustful broodmade, into a trusting, solid horse.
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post #30 of 99 Old 06-03-2013, 02:42 PM
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Reminds me of the Craig List horse a couple of years ago. Ad read:
"For sale or trade -- One 7 year old gelding. He knows all seven Parelli Games very well. I would like to sell him or trade him for a horse that rides good. "

I have not been impressed by the PP stuff but the above quote sort of sums up what I thought..which was "Don't they ever get to ride those horses?"
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