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post #1 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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does parelli really work?

ok so i am wondering if parelli really works. is it worth the money? have you and your horse formed a stronger bond because of this? please let me know your experiences with parelli. oh and how long do you spend on each level?
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post #2 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 06:07 PM
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I'm currently doing Parelli with my horse. I have to say that i absolutely love it. While it is expensive, i feel it is definitely worth it (even though others feel it isn't)
I'm only on Level 1 with Vega, but already i've noticed a change in our relationship. She looks to me more for direction and is more willing to do something when i ask her to.
I also have the rope halter, 12 ft lead, carrot stick and 6 ft savvy string and feel that they all help me communicate with her better.

If you don't fee like spending that much money at first, ebay is a great place to get them for less.
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post #3 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 06:52 PM
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I think any clinician you feel comfortable watching and following is good. If you can understand them, the what and why of their training methods and it helps you and your horse, go for it.
Parelli isn't for everyone the same as Chris Cox or John Lyons or any of the DVD trainers aren't for everyone. I think its a very personal thing. Everyone has a different opinion on them. I think they all have there "tools" they try to sell you.
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I'm currently doing Parelli with my horse. I have to say that i absolutely love it. While it is expensive, i feel it is definitely worth it (even though others feel it isn't)
I'm only on Level 1 with Vega, but already i've noticed a change in our relationship. She looks to me more for direction and is more willing to do something when i ask her to.
I also have the rope halter, 12 ft lead, carrot stick and 6 ft savvy string and feel that they all help me communicate with her better.

If you don't fee like spending that much money at first, ebay is a great place to get them for less.
thank you so much and i think i will try it out!
your horse is beautiful by the way! how old is she?
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I'm currently doing Parelli with my horse. I have to say that i absolutely love it. While it is expensive, i feel it is definitely worth it (even though others feel it isn't)
I'm only on Level 1 with Vega, but already i've noticed a change in our relationship. She looks to me more for direction and is more willing to do something when i ask her to.
I also have the rope halter, 12 ft lead, carrot stick and 6 ft savvy string and feel that they all help me communicate with her better.

If you don't fee like spending that much money at first, ebay is a great place to get them for less.
thank you so much and i think i will try it out!
your horse is beautiful by the way! how old is she?
Thanks! she's 5.
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post #6 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 08:22 PM
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I just started parelli, and i am already seeing a major improvement in chance! I got my lvl 1 set from ebay. I think its worth every penny. But it may not be for u, but its worth a shot!
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post #7 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 09:08 PM
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I think it's great. But I think you don't have to buy allllll the stuff because it is over-priced.

Ride more, worry less.
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post #8 of 44 Old 04-30-2008, 10:46 PM
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Parelli is GREAT for me. I stand by it 110%. I am on Level 3 with one horse and level one with my new horse. Once I get to level three with both of them I will see if I can get into some sort of training. It is cool stuff and I want to share it with others.
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post #9 of 44 Old 05-01-2008, 02:17 PM
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Parelli is good, if you want to dedicate the time. I have gone up to level 2 with my horse... I think Parelli is very, very good for ground work and teaching the person... but I do not think parelli is all that realistic if you want to show your horse, riding-wise. If you want to go to a few local shows and stuff its fine, but I don't think it makes your horse reliable.
I remember I went to one of the clinics and linda parelli's horse refused a jump for no reason, one that he'd done before. This isn't some huge, horrible problem, it's just that in today's show world horses have to be consistent and reliable... I think their horses are willing and love what they do, but I don't think they can attain the same high level as some other trainers can, without parelli.
With that being said, if you do want to do a lot of showing... I wouldn't advise getting the tapes and trying to do them now. There's a pretty long 'no riding' in the beginning of level one... and I know that when you're showing, you usually don't have a lot of time to let your horse not be ridden! I would tell you to get them later, during the off season, and only go up to level 2 (3 if you want to shell out the money).
Also, the parelli equipment is worth EVERY penny. I know they're expensive, but they are better then every rope halter/hackamore I've seen. The bridle's are a waste of money because they're no different then a good quality one at your tack store, but the halters and ropes are fantastic. I use them on all of my horses.
Just remember that there is a lot of marketing in parelli to get you to buy their things... I love the program, just not the needless advertising. There are some things you need... and some you don't.
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post #10 of 44 Old 05-04-2008, 08:28 PM
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I am in Level 2/Level 3 and have seen soooooooooooooooo many changes in both my horses that is it amazing. Yes it is $$ but it is worth it every penny!!!

I am glad to see so many other people doing it!!

Keri

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