Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald
Because its orange? I have one in green! Does that make it a grass stick?
No, silly. . .that would make it a celery stick.
For darker shades of green, perhaps a cucumber stick?
Or maybe a Granny Smith Apple Stick?
Maybe they'll start marketing colored sticks to match designated "horsenality" types?
The supposed reason for the "carrot stick" name (according to what one Parellite told me) is something about the fact that it is used as an extension of the arm to guide the horse. There's that balance between using force (the stick) and kindness (like treats, hence the carrot).
Personally. . .I just think it's just more silly Parelli lingo that they came up with to make it sound like he "invented" something new and wonderful and different. . .available now for the bargain price of just $60!
The Parelli marketing machine has done a great job of slapping its own made-up names on basic horse training concepts and then jacking up the price. And then they convince their followers that their products and methods are "different" and "better" than anyone else's.