Originally Posted by Back2Horseback
First of all, GREAT POST a few back, Cherie, loved what you had to say & HOW you said it.
Second, can someone tell me what the "Catwalk incident" referred to above, with PP, was about? I've never heard of it! DETAILS!!
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This happened 2 years ago at the Festival of the Horse at Stoneleigh UK The horse belonged to Robert Whittaker - son of John and from one of the most well known and respected UK showjumping families. They are not the sort of family who had horses handed to them on a plate - used to dealing with stallions and young horses with attitude. I don't know why they sent the stallion as they are certainly not the sort of people who would need help sorting a horse or a 'quick fix'. The horses was not a wild stallion but a 7 year old used to being around people and noise - it wasn't at all concerned with the goings on there but didn't take kindly to being handled the PP way. I would imagine that the Whittakers & their staff had a way of getting around this head thing it had like all good horsemen would
PP gave a written apology and later paid the horse another visit where he went to great lengths to show how he could now 'pet' the horses head
A lot of people were so disgusted by his behaviour that they walked out and demanded their money back
The film is poor quality but you can see what happened pat parelli catwalk - YouTube
This should be a clip of the same horse showjumping a year later and wearing an ear cover!!