Can anyone explain this parelli technique to me? - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 04-29-2011, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 234
• Horses: 0
Can anyone explain this parelli technique to me?

My riding instructor has mentioned parelli a few times. Before we tacked the horse, she had the horse go around in small circles around her. She would point the way she wants the horse to go with the lead, while swinging the other end. My last lesson she showed me how to do it. To get the horse to stop all I had to do was look at his rear end. She said that it was a parelli technique or something like that. I forgot what she called it. Does anyone know? What was the purpose of doing it?
wishingforahorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-29-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 234
• Horses: 0
I should've looked around before I made a thread. I just found my answer in the positive parelli thread. But now I have another..

I also watched as my instructor had the horse walking sideways backwards. What does this do?
wishingforahorse is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 05-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: In The Middle Of No Where, Maine
Posts: 54
• Horses: 1
Hi WishingForAHorse,
As someone who is familiar with natural horsemanship. Having the horse back (or walk/trot/anything/etc) with you (in any direction - straight or sideways) is just another way to clarify with the horse that your space should be respected. And in respected, I do not mean walk away from, I mean move away from you in the way YOU intend. Hope this helps.
YoungCowgirl is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 05-07-2011, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 234
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by YoungCowgirl View Post
Hi WishingForAHorse,
As someone who is familiar with natural horsemanship. Having the horse back (or walk/trot/anything/etc) with you (in any direction - straight or sideways) is just another way to clarify with the horse that your space should be respected. And in respected, I do not mean walk away from, I mean move away from you in the way YOU intend. Hope this helps.
Thanks for answering! That makes a lot of sense now that I think of it.
wishingforahorse is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 05-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: In The Middle Of No Where, Maine
Posts: 54
• Horses: 1
:)
No problem

"All we are is a result of all we have thought."
YoungCowgirl is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 05-15-2011, 08:33 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
You can also go onto the Parelli website and have a look around there. It has a lot of helpful info on it! :)
Spirithorse is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 05-16-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 234
• Horses: 0
Cool, thanks!
Posted via Mobile Device
wishingforahorse is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 05-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
Horses often push each other around. The horse with superior rank will move the lesser therefore reestablishing his rank. This is what your instructor is doing.
Saddlebag is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 05-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,825
• Horses: 3
Wishing, what you described in your first post was lunging. The Parellis use that technique, but so do other trainers. In your second post your instructor was moving the horse around trying to control it's feet. It teaches the horse to respect and obey you.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...
barrelracer892 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 05-17-2011, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 234
• Horses: 0
Thank you everyone for explaining this to me. You guys have been so helpful! :)
wishingforahorse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Technique Suggestions... Iseul Horse Riding 3 05-07-2010 05:27 AM
My jumping technique - Which way is correct? Equuestriaan Horse Riding Critique 8 05-03-2009 05:15 PM
New Castration Technique Sara Horse Health 3 07-02-2008 02:27 PM
The best technique? savethepitbulls67890 Horse Training 12 05-26-2008 02:01 PM
New technique Jr_lover Horse Grooming 10 04-27-2008 07:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome