Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
A friend of mine gave me her level 1 and 2 parelli dvd's, I watched a little bit on disk one, but it was mostly just Linda talking about using the carrot stick and string, then I got really busy and I haven't had time to finish watching them, I'm planning to come spring so I can put what I learn to good use.
A little about me, I'm 25, I got my first 2 horses(Blue and Tiffany) when I was 12,which is basically when I started riding,They were sold to us as 15-16 years old, but ended up they were 20-25 , Tiffany was put down about 6-7 years ago, she had a large abdominal tumor, and Blue is still going strong at 33-38, we do light bareback rides around the pasture, he taught me everything I know, he's a great horse, he's very barn/ring and buddy sour, but at his age we don't even ride out of the pasture anymore. A few months before we lost Tiffany I was given a horse named Skip, he would have benefited from parelli, he's a crazy bucker/rearer/bolter, I had him for 2 years, I gave him to a friend who could have a trainer work with her, then she gave him away again and I thought the worst until a few weeks ago when I found him at the place I just started taking lessons at...
Back in the end of may I rescued an OTTB Bella(Alyrunj is her registered name), she will be 14 in june, she is a great horse, but she does seem to have some issues(cow kicking when you are on her and she doesn't want to move).
My last horse is Legacy, he is a leopard appy in his late teens-20's, also a rescue, he's a huge chicken, terribly ear shy, will rear and strike when he gets scared(TERRIFIED OF THE CARROT STICK) and does not trust anyone behind his flank, having his feet done the first time was interesting, although he's better now, we tried to have a massage done on him because he is horribly tight and all the could do was his face, a little on his neck, shoulders and chest...he will be the one I really work with parelli on, it would really help if I had a history on him lol Sorry this is so long, I tend to ramble late at night when i'm tired lol, it's really nice to meet you all, I see a lot of bashing going on about parelli so i'm always a bit hesitant to ask questions in regards to his methods