Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Parelli is marketed to middle aged women afraid of their horses
THAT could not be anymore true! My is at a barn run by a woman I've know for 5 or so years. Love her to death, but she is SO timid around her horses. Not so much during ever day handling, but with just about everything else. She has a Parelli group that meets there for "play days" and it's for the most part, all the same thing!
Parelli from what I've seen practiced by these women, is only *nudge, please? Nudge, please?* If you wanted to go the "Natural Horsemanship Route" I prefer Clinton Anderson's methods. For the most part they are pretty similar, but Clinton teaches you how to ask, ask, Tell. He's going to get the job done without all the mushy stuff inbetween.
I do like some of the parelli points with his "Horsenality" stuff, but I just could never spend my money and time watching the DVDs and buying the halters and sticks.