Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
I use whatever works best for my horse :)
Seriously, if you try to pigeon hole and fit your horse into a single program and NEVER deviate, you're going to be a horseman with very limited skills. If you can adapt, take a step back and go "okay, lets try THIS...." then you're going to learn more. It might all be hit-or-miss type learning, but I think that's the best kind.
If theres one thing that I don't like about Parelli (not bashing just reflecting) its that there are only four personalities that a horse can posess. Sure, most horses will fit into one category 99% of the time, but what about the other 1%? Then you're left scratching your head saying "well that's not right". Its like trying to evaluate someones personality based on their astrological sign....generalizing can only get you so far before you hit a wall.
I agree with kevin, I've read some of Buck Brannaman's stuff and I like what he has to say. He's certainly not as charismatic as Clinton Anderson or some of the others, but he's not out to sell any DVD's either.