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    07-17-2013, 02:47 PM
  #31
Foal
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Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven    
"In 1981, he stunned everyone at the NCHA Futurity by entering and nearly winning the event on a mule named Thumper. It resulted in not only a boost to his career but a NCHA rule change banning mules from future competitions. When Parelli was invited back the next year to give a demonstration on a mule, he performed the same reining pattern without a bridle."
Not true - per another website
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Some interested parties on the rec.equestrian newsgroup report:

"A call to the NRCHA offices led to the following information from their records:
Pat Parelli competed in the SW Futurity in 1982 and in another event in 1978. In 1982 he entered Doc N Chex in the SBF and also rode King Gary Linx at that event (both are horses). In 1983 (the year in question and as cited on his website), he rode a QH named King's Dynamae in the SBF. From 1974 to 1983 Pat Parelli did not finish in the top 5, 10 or 15 of the Snaffle Bit Futurity of the NRCHA according to published and computerized results per their staff."

"Lyn Anderson (NRCHA competitior and Big Hat) says Parelli competing on a mule at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity is "an urban legend" and totally false. He did compete on a QH in 1983, but was no where near "almost won" placings."

[when questioned, a Parelli spokes peson stated;]

Thank you for taking the time to e-mail us! I was unsure of the answer to your question so it was forwarded to Pat and Linda's assistant who ran it by Pat and here is the response:

'Hi all,

I spoke to Pat about this and he directed me to the paragraph in his book where this misinformation may have stemmed from. I will include the quote and I'm hoping that it will be directed where it needs to go so that this can all be cleared up. I will put in caps the specific section that is important to note.

"One of the interesting things I did around this time was compete in a demonstration event called The Wild Bunch, at the 1978 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, NV. This was a fun class where contestants dressed up as different characters and did wild things. The advertised prize was a million dollars cash. I entered as the Clovis Mule Days Queen - Pat Parelli in drag. RIDING THUMPER, THE MULE, I WON THE CLASS AND ACTUALLY MARKED THE THIRD- HIGHEST SCORE OF THE ENTIRE SHOW, EVEN BETTER THAN THE HORSES IN THE FUTURITY AND OPEN BRIDLE CLASSES. The crowd went nuts. The Wild Bunch WASN'T ONE OF THE NRCHA'S SANCTIONED CLASSES, BUT IT WAS ONE OF THE SNAFFLE BIT fUTURITY SHOW'S FAVORITE SPECTATOR CLASSES AT THE TIME." '
So he did not compete in the SBF, but in a class in the horse show portion of the event, which had nothing to do with changing NRCHA rules. But I'd be interested in any evidence to the contrary.
     
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    07-17-2013, 10:42 PM
  #32
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You know... I do not feel like proving anything, simply because I just don't need to. Seems to me this is just another thread for people looking to say something bad about someone. And since I do not see anything bad, I do not agree, but trying to explain things to people who will go to any lenghs to prove they're right in what they say is totally pointless.... Because they will listen to whatever I have to say just as well as I will listen to them....
Need more open mindedness here.... Oh and something else, I've noticed that ALL the Parelli bashing threads are in the 'Trainers' area, not the 'natural horsemanship' area..... I think the natural horsemanship area would be a better fit here
     
    07-17-2013, 10:43 PM
  #33
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Btw I do not in the least bit mean that to sound harsh, it's just the way I've come to see that it is
     
    07-17-2013, 11:02 PM
  #34
Showing
Little did I realize what this thread would turn in to when I mentioned Parelli's humor at the smaller venues. I quite enjoyed it and mankind learns better when humor is involved.
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    07-17-2013, 11:36 PM
  #35
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Little did I realize what this thread would turn in to when I mentioned Parelli's humor at the smaller venues. I quite enjoyed it and mankind learns better when humor is involved.
Haha yeah.... And I agree with you, people do learn better when humor is involved.
And yeah, there's just a lot of people against him, pretty hard here to mention his name without someone bashing I find.... :/
     
    07-18-2013, 01:25 AM
  #36
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Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven    
You know... I do not feel like proving anything, simply because I just don't need to. Seems to me this is just another thread for people looking to say something bad about someone.
Me either and I didn't say anything bad about him, just pointed out that statement was not true about him winning the SBF on a mule or that the NRCHA changed any rules prohibiting mules from showing. And I pointed out that Parelli himself actually said what the real story was. What's wrong with that?

I could not care less if anyone likes or uses Parelli or what people think of him. Do what makes sense to and works for you and your horse. But I will point out when a statement is not true and I am not afraid to be and admit to being wrong, if I see any real evidence of that. So, I'm open to hearing it if anyone has it.
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    07-18-2013, 01:42 AM
  #37
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Originally Posted by kewpalace    
Me either and I didn't say anything bad about him, just pointed out that statement was not true about him winning the SBF on a mule or that the NRCHA changed any rules prohibiting mules from showing. And I pointed out that Parelli himself actually said what the real story was. What's wrong with that?

I could not care less if anyone likes or uses Parelli or what people think of him. Do what makes sense to and works for you and your horse. But I will point out when a statement is not true and I am not afraid to be and admit to being wrong, if I see any real evidence of that. So, I'm open to hearing it if anyone has it.
Agreed
     
    07-18-2013, 05:07 PM
  #38
Banned
Palogal- Because one person thinks its a good frame don't mean it really is- hed have to be a good rider- or are you saying you're a 'bad rider'?

I don't think he's a 'bad rider'- maybe youve got 'bad eyes' or maybe I needed glasses my whole life-- That would explain not being able to see in the dark!
     
    07-18-2013, 11:45 PM
  #39
Yearling
Good or bad rider, trainer, etc. and so forth, really doesn’t matter much, he must be doing something right, after all he's the one that can swim about in $100 dollar bills in his Olympic sized swimming pool filled to overflowing with cash and laugh at the rest of us.
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    07-19-2013, 12:03 AM
  #40
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by kewpalace    
Not true - per another website


So he did not compete in the SBF, but in a class in the horse show portion of the event, which had nothing to do with changing NRCHA rules. But I'd be interested in any evidence to the contrary.

Thank you!
Someone wrote a book, I think it is called the "Evolution Of Horsemanship" and this is where this rumor/myth of PP riding a mule in a futurity and winning came from or at least spread it. I have read/heard either the NRCHA and the NRHA.
Not true.

Yes, PP was big into mules, but no winning of an actual futurity in either the NRHA or NRCHA needed cause to change the rules.
     

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