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I Have Lost My Ability To Even

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    05-17-2013, 07:54 PM
What she had in mind was getting that horse to pay attention to her. Horses always listen to the boss mare on what to do next, and clearly this horse doesn't trust Linda enough and looks into the distance for help. It's important to have your horse's attention. I've never seen anything this bad from the Parelli group (not that I follow Parelli strictly). I'm not sure if Linda was under pressure from being video taped or what?? This is a pretty awful video. She has a quote that goes something like "pressure and release is the cornerstone of horse training. But how you ask and when you release is where the art of horsemanship really is" or something along those lines. She ought to practice what she preaches!
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    05-17-2013, 08:10 PM
Wanna get a horse's attention? Put the poor horse on a lunge and communicate with it through controlling transitions and speeds within the gait.


Don't pound on it's face over and over and over again like a nagging mother snapping her fingers infront of a daydreaming teenager's face over and over again.

Give the horse something productive to do and you just might get something productive OUT of it.

By the way, the horse is blind on one side, and she punishes it for not responding when she's on that side. Makes me sick to my stomach.
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    05-17-2013, 08:22 PM
Ok I just watched that video, hmmm, my riding coach did that to my horse. I was doing something else and she was holding his lead, the rotter pulled down to eat grass, so she started waving the leadline like in that vid, he stopped the pulling and behaved after that. So I really don't know why they are punishing or correcting the horse, what did he do wrong?
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    05-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Wow, I have not seen that before... My trainer uses a bit of several methods that he has found are effective without hurting the horse... This just seems like complete insanity with no purpose.... And definitely not the way I want my horse treated...
    05-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Definitely a case of forgetting the whole pressure and release concept. Maybe it was the end of a hot day? Maybe they were dehydrated and hypoglycemic? MAYBE they forgot their brains? I agree that it NEVER should have made it to an official training video, unless it was under the "what NOT to do segment."
    05-20-2013, 12:43 PM
I thought when they taught "keeping your horses attention" it was all about footwork and keeping your horse moving??? Turns, stops, walk, trot, walk, canter, turn, and so on type stuff?? I wouldnt want to pay attention to a looney old bat either. (sorry I highly dislike her). A GOOD trainer will not loose their temper but rather step away and regain. A good trainer will also allow their equines to regain recoop and regain. And all it takes is giving the horse a release. You wiggled the rope as soon as he picks up a foot to move back stop wigglings. Sheesh.... Did somebody forget to teach LP that? Did she miss attending PP siminars or whatever they are called. I hate stuff videos like this.....Its mostly because she is LP, Married to PP, so she must be right. People watch this then go practice it. If I did that I would be dead cause I assure you a few of my horses would come kill me for treating them like that and I don't blame them.

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