Ive really enjoyed doing level two with my mare, I feel like our relationship has grown so much from it. She actually likes to do things with me now instead of where in level 1 it was just tasks to her. But if your already doing what you want to do then you may not want to do it. I stick with Parelli with her. The way I was taught growing up was to beat your horse into submission and always be its boss, I hated it but didn't know any other way. So when I found this, it completely changed my outlook on horses and Im never going back to where I was.
How old are you? Im 27 and have two kids, so trying to find time to get outside with her has been a challenge.
Originally Posted by iRide Ponies
I've just finished level one, debating if to go on to level two. The groundwork for level one was good, it gave me a better understanding of her but I don't know if I want or need a horse that does level two. She's a pony club pony, she already hacks out nice, competes, jumps, basic dressage etc etc. Doing level one was kinda crazy, one day I'd be schooling her in a frame and the next she'd be getting rubbed by a carrot stick. I'm never going to devote my horse time all to parelli things so I don't know if I should try learn some level two. I think I'll start adding in the obstacles and getting a longer rope and seeing where we go.
Hows it going for your horse? Where are you at? Do you only do Parelli or are you mixing it in with other things?