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post #1 of 21 Old 07-26-2014, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Natural horsemanship people?

Hi everyone! Okay so I am just starting to ride called
Patches. She is an Appaloosa mare about 12 years.
I want to do natural horsemanship with her but who
Do you recommend? I am young so I have a tight budget!
I like CA and stuff but they are so expensive!!
Parelli is ok but I like CA. Who else is a good "trainer?"
Thanks!!!
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post #2 of 21 Old 07-26-2014, 11:48 AM
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Do you own Patches or is this a lesson horse?

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
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chris cox is AWESOME! I like him better than PP in a lot of ways. I don't know how expensive his videos are to buy but he is the guy I like. Three time undefeated champion of road to the horse.
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post #4 of 21 Old 07-27-2014, 08:31 AM
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The term "Natural Horsemanship" is generally linked to "Western" horsemanship and said to have been coined by Pat Parelli. As the term gained popularity, many other trainers began to employ the term to describe whatever methods they used. In their book "The Revolution in Horsemanship and What it Means to Mankind", Robert M. Miller, D.V.M. And Rick Lamb present a good overview of the topic gained from their vast research. They also quote from various sources and authorities and provide an index of numerous trainers and clinicians they have learned of.

It is important to realize that good trainers who try to understand the nature of horses and adapt they methods accordingly have existed throughout the centuries. The important thing is not to look for someone who promotes his methods as "Natural Horsemanship" but one who truly seeks to work with the horse rather than simply subjecting the horse to his wishes.

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post #5 of 21 Old 07-27-2014, 08:52 AM
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Warwick Schiller FTW!! Fantastic horseman, and incredibly gifted at breaking down the elements of training a horse in a way that others can understand. Plus his online video subscription is very good value at a $25 per month, and he has a very supportive FB group where he often answers questions personally. :)
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[QUOTE=Dustbunny;5881138]Do you own Patches or is this a lesson horse?

I don't do lessons Patches is just a starter horse my neighbors have! They let me do anything I want with her (training, riding, etc.) but she isn't at my house. It's kind of hard to explain.
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Thanks for the advice!!
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Google Warrick Schiller on youtube. Lots of good short videos there and they're free. He's very good at explaining the "why's" in terms easy to understand.
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post #9 of 21 Old 07-27-2014, 04:55 PM
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TXhorseman did a good job of explaining the term Natural Horsemanship.

Teaching a horse in a manner he can understand is no easy task. He's a horse. He is going to think and respond or react like a horse.
You well get some good advice here as to trainers/clinicians who can do good job explaining and demonstration the fundamentals.

Wishing you and Patches success!!!!

If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger
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post #10 of 21 Old 07-28-2014, 01:33 AM
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Pat Parelli was really good for me when I started out but I also had a lot of knowledgeable help from someone who was more 'advanced' than I was and whom was also learning Parelli at the time. But I think learning the 7 games is like walking on a tightrope when you're first starting out and don't really know what you're doing, if you do it I recommend you have someone much more experienced in Parelli watch you and your horse during every session to help and make sure nothing goes terribly wrong.
Other trainers I's recommend are:

Buck Brannaman
John Lyons (not Josh Lyons)
Double Dan Horsemanship (Dan James & Dan Steers)



Anyways, good luck!!! :)

"It is the difficult horses that have the most to teach you" - Double Dan Horsemanship

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