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post #391 of 402 Old 02-25-2013, 11:22 PM
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Some of his methods I agree with, others I don't.
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post #392 of 402 Old 02-26-2013, 04:22 AM
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I realize this is an old post, but I work nights and I get bored so I read all 40 pages and 391 posts and this is my opinion. Pate Parelli is a marketing. He is brilliant as the ringmaster of the circus he has created. Cant't ride for doodly squat,But as far as my personal feeing towards PP & LP......I love 'em! We,well the wife makes a pile of money fixing NPH trained horses.

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post #393 of 402 Old 02-26-2013, 05:12 AM
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Also FWIW she is a dressage and eventing trainer
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post #394 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 01:11 PM
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I use the '7 games' when working with a new horse. But that is just what I call them because I first learned them from the Parelli stuff. But yeah, I want my horse so that I can rub them all over, I can moved them around with pressure (physical or other wise), (not really into yo-yo game), I can lunge a horse, I can get it to side pass, and 'squeeze' through stuff. The most I learned from PP is from an old (mid nineties) VHS tape on trailer loading (it was taped in AU). I have used his methods from that tape for a few years and have trained many horses how to load and unload calmly and safely.
CA.. I watched one of his demonstrations with his well trained horse. I was disgusted! His horse was unhappy the whole time and he was not very considerate of the horse in my opinion.

I have used a few of Peter Campbell's training methods. So far I like them. But I learned more from my horses bucking me off and watching the PFRA riders handle and train horses than I ever learned from TV.

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post #395 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 01:50 PM
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I don't follow either trainer. I can totally agree with some of those who have seen a lot of horses ruined by PP methods. I've seen 'em too.

I find that CA is often the more popular and respected trainer, of these two. Parelli is often "dissed" for being too soft, too emotion based, too "woo-woo".
Clinton Anderson is looked up to being a tough, no nonsense guy, which is more admirable in our culture. However, I agree with Wanstrom and GallopingGuitarist in that CA is overly aggressive, has very little real feel for a horse and often creates an unhappy horse who obeys unhappily.
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post #396 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 01:58 PM
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I do his methods. They work really well with my horses and that is how we calmed them down too. When we got Amber, every time anyone would go in the pasture, Amber would freak out. Now, with Parelli, we learned what we were doing wrong and how to Help Amber become less crazy. haha!
But I do Parelli and Buck Brannaman.

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post #397 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 02:00 PM
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I'm not a PP fan...but I have picked up bits and pieces from others that have helped me a great deal. I'm thankful for the information out there.

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post #398 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 02:07 PM
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I looked into the Parelli method when I first started getting youngsters.....its too mechanical for me......not enough room for the horse or the owner to think for themselves and problem solve their way out of a situation......I don't want a horse that is programed.....I want a horse that can think for himself and make the proper choice.

My favorite trainer is Will Clinging.

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post #399 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 03:26 PM
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you guys are all
but i am not mad lol

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post #400 of 402 Old 03-04-2013, 03:28 PM
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srry posted on the wrong thread

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