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    09-05-2013, 03:11 AM
Yeah, the first one strikes me as someone who has never actually had to rely on their horse to earn a living to keep a roof over their head, as in cattle work or something. And what was this waterhole ritual? I couldn’t see it, sounds “interesting”.
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    09-10-2013, 08:15 PM
I concur. The 2nd one

But Unicorn farts do smell like cotton candy
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    09-10-2013, 09:14 PM
Unicorn farts... LOL. I'm glad you feel like you've chosen the right one.
    09-14-2013, 04:50 AM
Green Broke
I see these trainers are both in ontario. I may know someone who can help you, if you would like to consider them. What type of training are you looking for? I mean, just for your horse, for both of you, groundwork/riding, just riding?
    09-14-2013, 05:14 AM
Green Broke
And my honest opinion of the two you posted.... I'm going to be the oddball of the group here and say I'd rather give the first one a try. The reason being is because she has photos actually showing her working and communicating with her horse. Although, it's a 50/50 shot that she actually knows things.
The reason I personally wouldn't choose the second is because in the photos I basically what I see is: Riding, head shot, riding, sale shot, riding, show, riding. And tbh in those photos all the horses look unhappy... Just being honest.
I mean, I know someone whose website basically looks like the girl's in the first one. I went and took a lesson with her, having my own doubts about it. It ended up opening up my eyes to a whole new level of teaching with horses, myself, and other people. I have thus taken quite a few lessons with her now.
I also know of a place with a website set up just like the second one. It looks grand, but I had a friend work for them for 6 months, and from what she describes it was pretty well anything but. But again, it's a 50/50 chance.

Either way, I hope it all works out well for you and your horse :)
    09-14-2013, 06:05 PM
Barrelracer, there is a lot more to Carolyn Resnick's methods than the bit you read. Perhaps her website isn't slick but she know how to build a real partnership with a horse. Just from her site I've learned so much. What I've found interesting is that Parelli is now promoting his liberty training which resembles Carolyn's altho she's been doing this for many years.
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    09-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Anrew, Waterhole Rituals, which CR learned from wild horses as a kid, teaches us how to observe how horses interact with each other. She would spend hours sitting near a herd until it began to accept her on their terms, not her's. In time they began to approach her and check her out ie. Building trust. It goes on. We all have horses that are compliant (self preservation) but how many truly trust. When there is the kind of trust she advocates the horse is willing and wants to be with you. Her methods have worked beautifully with a horse that was greatly afraid of people. He was compliant (self preservation) but not a lick of trust. He'd become high headed and tighten every muscle in his body and not move, then zone out and scare the hell out of himself when he returned to reality. I tried grooming him for a month, that's all. The daily routine did nothing to help him relax. During bug season scratching the itchies usually wins a horse over. Not him. He was always rigid and white-eyed. I was at wit's end after 2 yrs and ready to throw in the towel until I leaned of CR. It took a year (long cold winters) but even tho he has a companion, he will seek me out and is very relaxed. I started him at liberty, didn't advance him to liberty like Parelli does. If this horse couldn't take the pressure he was allowed to leave. In time he stopped leaving and that is when the trusting connection began to build. Boy did that horse teach me a lot.
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    09-28-2013, 01:54 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
This is how training with lurve, butterfly farts and glitter rainbow unicorn poop turns out:
    09-28-2013, 02:17 PM
My trainer choice is always influenced by the kind of horse I'm looking at and what I want to get out of my dollar. My current horse is a great example. When I got him, he knew next to nothing about working with a rider and hadn't really been of the (very rural) farm. He is an accommodating, mosey-along personality. I had great results sending him to a no-nonsense working cowhorse trainer with a phenomenal colt-starting program. Put the basics on at hit the trail for miles. Now, his education is more refined. I'd like to send him to a hard-working focused English trainer who is all about celebrating victories.

My last horse had a lot of damage from rough handling. He benefited from a trainer who approached him softly with trust-building techniques.

If possible, I'd visit both trainers, listen to their respective shpleals, watch them in action and really look at the atmosphere... Happy horses, happy staff. Go with your gut. A lot of pretty places partake in horrific training practices, imo.
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    09-29-2013, 05:06 AM
Green Broke
If possible, I'd visit both trainers, listen to their respective shpleals, watch them in action and really look at the atmosphere... Happy horses, happy staff. Go with your gut. A lot of pretty places partake in horrific training practices, imo.

You are absoloutely right on that, hemms

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