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post #1 of 8 Old 10-28-2009, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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How old were you? How long?

I recently heard some people saying that PP followers seem to be younger, under 20, and don't seem to stick to PP for very long. Is this true?

Other than members of the board all the PP followers I know are older, at least my age (most older) and have been doing it for a good while.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-28-2009, 12:52 PM
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I started learning it when I was 12, but at that age I was really commited to learning. I'm almost 21 now.

With all the Parelli people I've met, I'd say the majority of people who get into it are middle-aged and up (30 plus). I personally know a hand full of students who are under 20, but the majority of my friends are adults. So I wouldn't say the majority of students are under 20.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-28-2009, 10:12 PM
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I could definitely see that being true. I guarantee young people are attracted to what seems like "glitz and glamour" (not really, but best term I could think of). They see these perfectly behaved horses able to do all these neat "tricks" and they want their pony to act like that. Unfortunately, many young people have the attention span of a rock and as soon as they realize how much work is actually involved, they lose interest and revert back to their old ways.

Huge kudos to Spirithorse for finding something she loves and sticking with it. It's a rare quality to find in a young person to be that dedicated to something that involves a lot more time, work and patience then the average kid kicking and yanking their "stubborn" pony around a ring.

I find a huge crowd of Parelli follows are often more towards middle aged women who are somewhat novice. I've spoken to a lot who were extremely interested in it because they're just getting back into horses and as an older person, they've now developed a fear either from past accident or just not being around horses enough. They also seem to have the dedication and patience to really follow through with it.

But that's just my opinion from the Parelli people I've known!

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-28-2009, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I do agree that it seems to be middle aged less experience woman who follow PP. Also do see some less experinced younger people trying it out.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-29-2009, 12:06 AM
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What is PP?
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-29-2009, 12:10 PM
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PP is Pat Parelli.

Thanks Mikolaj :) When I find something I love and I want to be good at it, I put all I have into learning what it takes to be good at it.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-31-2009, 07:55 AM
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I started when I was 14 ... 16 now... but I still doing all the Online/Liberty stuff and doing my own thing with riding for now. :) Im soon hopefully going to be a level 3 student online soon.. get to start liberty soon.. joy :P BUt I never fully understood the program till a few months ago.. and still not 100% sure.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-31-2009, 08:32 AM
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I started when I was 20, and I'm 25 now. Not active in their levels really, but when I self-assessed I was around level 3 and some level 4.
I plan on continuing Parelli with at least my one horse, and I may start with my others (but unsure yet)
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