Whats with Natural Horsemanship

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    04-05-2008, 01:32 PM
Whats with Natural Horsemanship

So before I start, please don't yell at me or think that I'm insulting any of you that practice NH because I use it myself -- But that's the thing, I didnt know I was doing it until I started looking up all this Parelli and Anderson stuff. I went to a Clinton Anderson clinic last year and that was okay -- But some of his methods I didnt agree with (by the end of a saddling demonstration the 2 year old was flat against the ground heaving and literally dripping with sweat). But Parelli's students and he seem to have a great connection with their horse. But I've never had carrot sticks or games or anything -- Parelli methods basically just seem to be the same stuff I've been taught to do my whole life. Is there something I'm missing? I've looked more into it, and I can do all these things his students are doing, my horse and I have amazing trust -- But am I missing something?
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    04-05-2008, 03:14 PM
You're not missing anything big. It's all the same.
    04-05-2008, 04:59 PM
Green Broke
Ya I agree....im really not a fan of parelli, but that's just my opinion. Im into nh, but you can't just tire out the horse and then start working, that doesnt solve the problem. And the games.....never solve anything for me. But nothing agains them, I just prefer different trainers.
    04-05-2008, 05:23 PM
Green Broke
I don't see how the /games/ are /games/ afterall. But to each is own I suppose.
    04-05-2008, 05:54 PM
Personally I just take what I like from one NH trainer, and make it so it goes with something else a NH trainer does, so it all flows. Some of it I completely disagree with, and don't think I'm trying to offend anyone, I'm not. But sometimes you have to wonder, are they doing it to better the relationship with their horses, or are they trying to milk the whole thing for what it's worth (get people to buy their oh so expensive gear and books)...... Than again that's just me.... naturally suspecious of anything that is too good to be true :roll: .
    04-05-2008, 08:40 PM
Yeah, I was wary of it seeming a bit gimmicky myself. I don't want to spend 40$ on a special halter.

Thank you everybody, I wanted to make sure I wasnt missing something special...

Whatever makes you and your horse stronger I suppose.
    04-05-2008, 09:12 PM
I don't agree with Clinton Anderson, one reason being the situation you described. I wouldn't suggest that anyone get into his "methods."

That's great you have such a wonderful bond with your horse. The horse world needs more good examples, IMO.

I'm a Parelli Level 3 student and trust me there are no gimmicks, tricks, smoke and mirrors, or whatever else people claim Parelli to have. It's straight forward, truthful information. I've seen huge improvements with every horse I've worked with using Parelli and I just love the program.
    04-05-2008, 09:38 PM
Like I said from what little I know of Parelli if someone asked me to recommend a NH trainer it would be him far before Clinton Anderson. Why he has a show on RDTV or whatever that channel is is beyond me. Half the trainers on there I wouldnt let within 100 yards of my horse. But im ranting.

My only qualm was the need to buy all these fancy sticks and tack. But Im not going to try and say anything wrong about the man because his methods do indeed work. Maybe I'm just cheap =P
    04-05-2008, 10:43 PM
I completely agree with you about Clinton and some of the other trainers on TV now a days. Couldn't agree more. And it's not just because I follow Parelli, it's because the HORSE is telling me it's just not right. Now I'm ranting too! Lol.
    04-05-2008, 11:00 PM
Originally Posted by Spirithorse
I completely agree with you about Clinton and some of the other trainers on TV now a days. Couldn't agree more. And it's not just because I follow Parelli, it's because the HORSE is telling me it's just not right. Now I'm ranting too! Lol.

And we all know the horse is always right.

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