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    03-03-2011, 04:28 AM
For a first horse I do not recommend a dvd. You need a live trainer. Once you take a year of lessons then you might be ready for Parelli or Clinton dvd's. There's thousands of natural horsemanship dvd's out there. But before you watch them you should know/learn some things about reading a horse and handling them. You need hands on help from a trainer.
Good luck w/ your horse. Your horse is beautiful. If you want to do Parelli later on we can help you get started.
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    03-03-2011, 11:31 AM
I have my mare for 3 years ago, I know her very well. Do you think it would be safe to start with her? She has no behaviour problems, except she gets panicky very quickly.
I was looking for a NH trainer, but I just couldn't find him :(
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    03-03-2011, 11:37 AM
If you have been around horses for awhile I don't see why you can't watch some dvds and try what they are doing. I would watch a lot and then start with the basics. The 7 games are a good place to start. You can look them up online and watch videos of people doing them and if you have any questions you can always ask on here =]
    03-03-2011, 11:49 AM
I am a new owner as well and while I have had a little help I have done most of the NH myself from watching Clinton Anderson DVD's. If you say she is bombproof and you've had her for three years, I don't see why you couldn't give it a try yourself. I would start out slow, especially if she's panicky. I havn't seen a whole lot of Parelli stuff but I did watch a couple youtube videos on the 7 games and that seems like a nice place for you to start. I don't know if you have a round pen or have access to one but that might make it hard to move on if you don't. My mare would freak out the first couple of times I put her in the round pen so if you don't think you will be able to handle that if she does panick you might want to get some help before going that route.
    03-03-2011, 11:55 AM
He's gorgeous.
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    03-03-2011, 04:25 PM
Thanks everyone! :)
    03-03-2011, 04:37 PM
He is gorgeous. I do NH with my horses. I did a little bit with my Morgan mare. What I would do it go and watch Clinton Anderson for a while and then go out and try what he did. Then I would watch the next night and go out and do what he did. That was when he was on like every night, but I think its just once a week now. But since everything is on youtube now. I am sure you can youtube his lessons on something, learn it, and then go out and try it on your horse. It is a great bonding experience. I mean you don't have to do any of the saddling stuff or anything like that. But if you come across something that and if he is bombproof you wouldn't have to desensitize him. I think it would be good for you to learn the lunging stuff, the neck bending and one rein stop, and if you come across a problem with him, that you can work through, those cases would be good for you to use it on.
    03-03-2011, 06:44 PM
I love black horses! And palominos I have got neither - lots of chesnuts, a bay, a grulla (she's very cool), a grey but no black... yet.
    03-03-2011, 08:58 PM
Chris Cox the 3x winner of the NH Colt starting challenge has a really easy to follow book out that I LOVE and make everybody I "teach"(using this loosly) read it

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