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    05-16-2010, 05:53 AM
HAF - I honestly think that you need to stop latching on to 'programs' and start working on good, solid, basic common sense horsemanship.

No 'program' is going to be the direct route to a trusting, mutual partnership with your horse.

Acheiving a 'bond' (If that's what you want to call it) comes from YOU - Not the 'program' you happen to be doing. A good horseman creates a bond despite the method, not because of it.

It comes from your bearing; your mannerisms; your confidence. The little things that no program can teach you. If you have these right, then you will have success with whatever path you choose to follow.
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    05-16-2010, 05:59 AM
Green Broke
^^ that!
    05-16-2010, 10:01 PM
Green Broke
I respect everyones opinions and thank you for giving them

I've been riding Nova ALOT lately, and its great I love having a horse I can just ride whenever but, im someone who loves to play wit horses on ground too. That doesn't just means lunging, I mean I like to teach horses tricks and stuff like that in teh video. I get a lot of enjoyment out of watching the learning process and seeing the expression the horses face when they finally understand.

Maybe its not what makes the relationship or bond but it deffinately gives teh horse a different way of looking at you.

Plus itts fun when you get to show off the cute tricks and stuff you taught your horse :P
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    05-16-2010, 10:15 PM
^ I'm not in any way saying you shouldn't do groundwork or pay with tricks. But you seem to be under the impression that the only forms of groundowkr or trick training are those offered by structured 'programs' - Which is completely untrue.

It comes from your bearing; your mannerisms; your confidence. The little things that no program can teach you. If you have these right, then you will have success with whatever path you choose to follow.
Repeating. If you have this ^ then you can teach just about anything to any horse and be successful. You don't need to follow a guru or program to teach your horse to lay down, or bow, or any other tricks. You just do it, and if you have the above, it will work.

That is why I posted what I did - You seem to have a huge reliance on structured training programs - But the thing is, the people who created those programs have the above, and they will only work as intended if you do to. It is more important to develop your feel, your timing, your awareness, than it is to follow a set of robotic quidelines or steps.
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    05-16-2010, 10:41 PM
Green Broke
Thats the big reason why I have gotten away from Parelli - I was starting to depend on them..

If im going to do any of this stuff Im not ordering the Dvds or what not.. im looking at what I see and using my own common sense to acheive the same thing.
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    05-17-2010, 01:00 AM
That was an awful lot of poo-poo. She could have at least put on a pair of jeans. O_O

Any horse can be taught to follow you, or to come to you. It's called a "heel" and a "come." Sound familiar? If you can teach it to a dog, you can teach it to a horse.

I can go out in my pasture, get my girls attention, and then run away. She'll come trotting after me. Because she knows she'll get lots of attention, scratches, treats, and some good pampering.

Just go out and play with her if you want to do some cute tricks. Be safe, and use your common sense. You'll be fine. =]
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    02-26-2013, 12:21 PM
You are doing a great job. This is work that cannot be understood to those unfamiliar with it by a video alone - thus all the blind criticism. Don't listen to those quick to judge and stay on your path. I have been studying liberty horse training with Robin Gates Liberty Horse Training with Robin Gates (she worked with Carolyn Resnick for 30 years) for the past three years and it has changed everything for me with my herd of horses - horses that are highly trained to be teachers for all ages and abilities and winners in the show ring. It's fun work for them and it takes a very long time to master - in fact I will always be learning as a lifetime horsewoman. It includes 'putting in your time' which, you obviously have. Also includes self-introspection, reading, studying, meditating in the herd, experimenting, being courageous to go against what I have been taught and thought worked. The work demands that I let go of some of the techniques taught by masters I have studied with for over 30 years. With this work, all at liberty, a horse can say "no". They connect because we get them into a 'seeking mode'. It's not woo-woo. It's cutting edge and it's the most intelligent, humane work I have done to understand how to truly communicate and connect with horses using my own intelligence and energy. And it's not for the weak at heart or for "followers" or for anybody out to 'prove' something to a horse or looking for a 'quick fix'. I am a horse educator, horse trainer, breeder, competitor and illustrator/writer for AQHA Journal and Americas Horse magazine (since 1997). Keep practicing, playing and discovering. Enjoy. If you want to find a group of people who understand you and dedication to being on 'the cutting edge' in truly communicating with horses, the way that they understand, go to Horse Training with the Carolyn Resnick Horsemanship Blog. GOOD FOR YOU!
    02-27-2013, 09:33 AM
Don't worry about developing a "bond", it just takes time. When you start dating someone you don't go "OMG, we're not madly in love" after the second date, do you? The relationship you develop with your horse is the same way, it's built on shared experiences and mutually earned trust.
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    02-27-2013, 11:29 AM
Three year old thread, guys.
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    02-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Read her book Naked Liberty. Some of the above posts I have seen are purely shameful. She went out with wild horses, and managed to become one of the herd, and eventually rode the lead mare. She knows what she is doing, NATURALLY. I have nothing against parelli, I used to train with their methods. But please, open your mind before your mouth. Read the book.

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