Waterhole Rituals by Carolyn Resnick ??

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    05-15-2010, 11:33 AM
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Waterhole Rituals by Carolyn Resnick ??

Has anyone on here used them???

I've been watching a bunch of youtube videos on it and thought id give it a try but id want some feed back.

I want to do ground work with Nova but I wanted to do something other then parelli and did some looking around and found this and its not whip training really and its all at liberty.

Novas had a good 2 1/2 weeks of riding put on her from teh 2nd day she got here with a few days of ground work inbetween so I want to give her a rest for a bit and get some connection on ground.
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    05-15-2010, 11:39 AM
You have a perfectly good, well broke horse. If she has a problem on the ground then fix it but otherwise don't screw her up with cute tricks. If you want a horse to have a connection with you then demand respect and make sure that you are taking care of the food and water. You don't need to use gimmicks to force your horse to associate you with good things. Use that nice horse and let her choose to have a "connection" to you.
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    05-15-2010, 11:52 AM
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I've already freshened up her ground manners and doesnt walk all over people now, and is easier to move around, doesn't lean on you when you ask her to move anymore, or kick out when picking up feet anymore which is nice haha..and she seemed to have clicked with me from day 1, she follows me and with now lays down with me... maybe that's all I should ask for but I feel like there should be more. Maybe its because Im use to Chance.

When she was in her small paddock she was 2 scared to drink near the electric fence so I would bring buckets of water when she was on cross ties and it really helped.

I agree she's extremely well broke, just green lol which already in 2 weeks she's improved so much. She's so smart.
    05-15-2010, 12:28 PM
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I just laughed out loud. Seriously. Is that video for real? That had to be the most idiotic, pointless, moronic waste of time I've ever seen. She just made Parelli look like a pro.

Horses do not stand in the wild and follow each other for hours for the heck of it. I'm sorry, but all this NH crap is nothing but TRICKS. Your horse is only doing it because you've TRAINED him to do it, not because he wants to. I am so sick of hearing this bond and connection crap - there is no BOND, your horse is obeying you like a good little puppet. You'll have a much better bond if you take your horse seriously, I am so tired of hearing the excuses of why NH horses have pinned ears and swishing tails - in EVERY horsey language that means I'M ANNOYED WITH YOU AND WOULD RATHER BE EATING. I love how they use it against Dressage riders and yet justify it for themselves.

/end rant

Do the ground work if you want, but stop believing it's going to cause some magical connection that will make your pony never want to act up again. Your horse is fine the way she is, get on and RIDE her, THAT'S where your bond and connection is going to come from - knowing every inch of her and being able to anticipate her needs and responses!
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    05-15-2010, 12:45 PM
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LOl I do ride I've ridden her almost every day for the last 2 1/2 weeks getting ready for our first show on june 6th.

I just want to find other stuff to do too.

So far we have a good relationship going but Im still use to doing more on ground.
    05-15-2010, 12:48 PM
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Nova doesn't act up anyways lol that's not what this would be for.

Ill maybe just stay on the road Im on and figure out what works for both of us and go with the flow lol that's what I've been doing and its worked so far.

And I lied it IS whip training basically.... after watching more videos I was seeing more uses of whips to get teh horse to do what they wanted.
    05-15-2010, 06:15 PM
I love how everyone attacks someone just because they want to do something fun with their horse outside of riding. The stuff in that video isn't for me, but if Michelle wants to do it and can be safe and the horse is happy doing it, then for goodness sakes leave her alone.
    05-15-2010, 06:30 PM
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I havent read all the posts... but if a trainer or ANYONE came up to me and said they connect with hroses with waterhole rituals, I would save them a spot in the mental home. Haha but that's just because I was raised in a frame of mind without all the "oh your horse loves you and is like black beauty and would risk theyre life for you"crap. I believe in Groudnwork/aka NH, but that isnt NH, that's teaching tricks, which, I don't care for, but it doesnt hurt the horse none, so if you want to have fun with it :)
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    05-15-2010, 06:48 PM
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What I see in the vid are horses that are coming back to her for one reason: FOOD.

You can see the buckets behind her ;)
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    05-16-2010, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
I love how everyone attacks someone just because they want to do something fun with their horse outside of riding. The stuff in that video isn't for me, but if Michelle wants to do it and can be safe and the horse is happy doing it, then for goodness sakes leave her alone.

I find this statement absolutely BEYOND amusing, since the entire post was to ask our opinion. Why don't you try reading before jumping on the defensive bandwagon?

And maybe if others didn't get attacked for NOT doing idiotic tricks and trying to blow it up into some magical connection, there wouldn't be a problem. These horses have absolutely no more of a bond with her then my own do - and I don't need whips, buckets and videos with laughable catch phrases to know it.
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