I actually just got in to parelli at the end of the summer, & actually bought the Success Series on ebay (love ebay!). What I love most about Parelli is the whole 'psycological aproach' when it comes to training. I really like the ideas for the human/horse relationship and bonding, and understanding how your horse sees you in terms of how they think based on your interaction with it.
But so far, I'm not sure if I want to do everything the way that they are showing to do it on the videos. Though I completely understand where they are coming from with most of it, I just don't think that I want to really do it 'that way'. So I guess I'm just taking what I like out of the dvd's. So far what I have taken out of the DVD's have been INCREDIBLY helpful, because I was having some problems with my horse when she came back home. She went from being completely insecure, nervous, and timid, to an absolute loving puppy dog. So I can honestly say that the Parelli videos have helped me considerably. Though I really like Parelli for their ideas and ways of understanding and communicating with your horse, I definitely am going to look in to other trainers as well. I mean, there's so many different aspects and realms of the horse world, I can't really imagine one person being 'right'. ;) For every trainers way of doing things, there's usually a pretty good reason behind it as to why they do it that way.
But all in all, I think Parelli is a good way of opening your mind up to the fact that the two of you should work together... It's the easiest way to prevent butting heads later on. :)
Last edited by Amanda Marie; 12-08-2008 at 03:37 PM.