First time with Parelli

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    07-27-2009, 07:32 PM
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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    07-27-2009, 07:57 PM
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 :)
    07-27-2009, 08:07 PM
Green Broke
I love the halters :) but id rather use my horses in a bit. Awesome job!!
    07-29-2009, 12:36 AM
Green Broke
Cant wait to hear more! I LOVE parelli, its SO addicting. Lol
    07-29-2009, 08:00 PM
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.
    07-29-2009, 08:11 PM
Awesome! Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep us updated on how things go!
    07-30-2009, 04:44 PM
Green Broke
Glad it's working for you.
    08-12-2009, 08:11 PM
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.

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