OP I'm sure is quite clear that there are the BOSS human & the PARTNER human groups, now, so I'll just have some fun:
Wow, you got THAT right!
...I have a very good relationship with him, this pony will walk past anything because he trusts me...
Never had any parelli anywhere near him!
faye, you've never used a carrot stick, but you've implemented PNH principles, because good horsemanship is not absolutely reliant upon carrot sticks, but much more reliant upon universal principles like Love, Language, & Leadership.
[quote=Speed Racer;1232968]'Ask permission' implies that I'll go away if the horse says no.
No, it means that you'll make the effort to discover why the horse doesn't want you on his back, because the fact that he doesn't want you on his back shows that something's amiss in the relationship.
I don't want to work either, yet I get my carcass out of bed in the morning and haul myself to a job so I can feed and house my horses.
Your horse doesn't care, nor should you expect him to weigh those facts & decide, upon their basis, to repay you by "giving back". He cares about safety, comfort, play & food, because he's a horse.
This 'ask permission' garbage is just another way for timid, middle aged women to say they CAN'T ride today, because Pookie isn't in the mood. Couldn't possibly
be because they're afraid of the animal. No, it's all about lurve, respect, and a majickal bond!!!!
Yes, Pat Parelli is nothing but a timid, middle-aged woman!
Stop being amazing. I'm going to die laughing over here.
Please don't die; your horse'd miss his BOSS so!
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
ROFL, we'll all be drinking the free Bubble Up and eating that Rainbow Stew...and farting rainbows and singing leprachauns!
You skate on thin ice, Dreamcatcher: your Arabs are reading your BOSSING words!