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post #1 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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First time with Parelli

a friend of mine at the barn has been using parelli for about 8 months and it's done wonders for her horse. since she was there, i decided to try paul with just the parelli halter instead of a bit. i can't believe such a difference was possible. he was much more responsive with the parelli and didn't fight me on his left turns as much as with the bit. i don't know if i'll ever use a bit again for him. for a first timer, he did an incredible job.

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 06:57 PM
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That's wonderful! Glad to hear things went so well! The Parelli program is amazing.

Remember that bits (for the most part) are not bad. It's just a matter of finding a bit that works for your horse and keeping your hands soft and teaching the horse not to be afraid of contact :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-27-2009, 07:07 PM
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I love the halters :) but id rather use my horses in a bit. Awesome job!!
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-28-2009, 11:36 PM
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Cant wait to hear more! I LOVE parelli, its SO addicting. lol
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-29-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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i worked with him again yesterday with it. it's doing wonders for his left turns. i can't wait to work outside with him because he wants to crib on the wall when we're inside and i have to really fight him to get him away from it. we did the weaving through 3 cones and he did awesome. haven't done any trotting or loping with it yet but my friend said to just get use to using it and then move forward.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-29-2009, 07:11 PM
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Awesome! Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep us updated on how things go!
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-30-2009, 03:44 PM
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Glad it's working for you.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-12-2009, 07:11 PM
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Remember, also, if you show him at all, you will have to use a bit, depending on what you show him in.

But I agree, I love using a rope halter on a horse to ride, and work with in general.

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
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