Right well iv noticed that all threads on Parelli and some on other NH methods turn into arguments because peoples opinions differ. There will always be a difference in opinion but it doesnt mean the thread has to be ruined because of it!!
Anyway, in the UK Monty Roberts is the main NH person and although I think what he does is good I found his book useless and highly uninformative.
A potential horse im getting will be my 'project' horse as he has been messed up and needs some work. I will be going back to basics and pretty much restarting him and i'd like to use NH methods more than the traditional -" you WILL stand"- method.
Anyway, I thought that NH was all about communicating with your horse and training them in the least stressful/most natural to them way and this really appeals to me and probably to this messed up horse but I have heard that unexperienced Parelli people can mess a horse up more and this really not my aim! I'd rather carry on using my techniques if theres a possibility of ruining a horse but I would like to learn...
I just have no idea how to incorporate any NH techniques because I cannot find any useful info on them, I can't borrow any DVDS because noone I know believes in it and im not payin to join up a club(a I don't have the money/b I don't want to be part of 1 club)..
So yeah,,,, Can anyone please help to just explain how I can incorporate bits of it into my training. I mean I work with horses as I work with them but things like working at liberty and riding bareback/bridleless really appeals to me-not just because it 'looks' good- but because if you can get your horse to turn/stop/back etc with no bridle how light could you be with a bridle and in turn how much better is that for your horse?
That's my theory on it and that's what id like help with please... I don't want to follow any specific NH method but it does interest me so PLEASE anyone with HELPFUL info(negative opinions can be helpful to if theyre saying why they feel a certain method is bad) please post!!!