Originally Posted by KigerQueen
I Know someone who uses parelli training on the horses she works with. My bf can train a horse to do just about anything in 2 months Yes they are green but they just need miles. She wont even ride them until she had done about 6 months worth of ground work, driving, lunging and playing the games. It works for her but it takes forever. She is not strictly parelli so that may be her saving grace but I would never have her brake a horse for me, Id like to ride it sometime within the first year. Clinton Andersen's methods work a little quicker but Im not for hitting my horse with a stick, she has been beaten enough in her life and 'taping' her with a stick dose not seam like something I want to do. The constant disengaging of the hind quarters has caused my horse to lose her 'engine'. She used to be able to dig in her back legs and go, now she dose not. And my horse is not the only one with that issues for the same reasons. I fallow no trainers like they are training gods. Gimmicks work to an extend and I will not buy into any of them. If it works Ill use it.
I Best friend's dad was a trainer for many years. He trained horses of all breeds but preferred western horses, mostly QH and paints, but he has worked with gaited horses, english horses and track horses. He laughs at parelli and says he has never seen more people get hurt then by him and his teachings. Ill stand by him on that as all but one parelli person I have seen has had their horse send them to the hospital. I have no love for the man, and It seams I have more reasons not to now.
I think CA methods can create some problems , too. I mean, that he spends a lot of time "chasing" the hindquarters, to you end up with a horse that disengages when you look sideways at him. There are lots of folks who credit CA with everything and hold him up like some kind of god, and he certainly has a pretty slick selling machine going for him.
Any trainer how makes it appear so simple that you can break it down into ABC or 123 will have appeal to persons who are not sure what to do and are trying to do it by themselves. I think it's the revolution in horse ownership where people , like me, who have not connection to a rural background , no relatives or friends who grew up wiht horses to steer them, who go into horse ownership with a DIY assumption; that all I need is a "manual" (which leads to a pretty orange stick and some dvd's and some clinics and . . . . .)