Originally Posted by We Control The Chaos
Different things work for different people and horses. Obviously not everyone agrees on Parelli and his methods. But in a general prespective he uses Natural Horsemanship. So does everyone else that has been brought up in this topic. Each person just has a different way of teaching it. No one has a "bad method" or is "wrong". Of course you shouldnt JUST rely on one way of teaching but that doesn't mean its bad, or that it doesnt work. Because it does work. We all have something in common in the fact that we want a stronger relationship with our horses. So instead of arguing over which method is better and who is wrong, why don't we talk about how each training method is different (compare and contrast) and how they are alike in a positive manner. Who knows? Maybe there would be a way to combine the training (not the popularity issue) together. In the end... let's just stop arguing and accept that we all believe in different things.
I appreciate all of the tips I have gotten on my start in Parelli. I will keep my progress updated :)
I think that's what a lot of people do. Parelli is good for understanding basic horsmanship. If you need to call it horseanalities or whatever term he decides to give it fine. Maybe then you move onto Monty Roberts to do join up and establish a herd between you and your horse. Then onto Clinton Anderson for riding.
I think that was what some people were trying to say. Parelli just markets the crap out of common sense. But everyone needs to understand how horses thing. So that's a good first step. However I really think you are boxing yourself in by just doing parelli, especially when it comes to riding. (I personally really like Kira Kirkland for riding).
Each individual trainer excells in one specific area. For Parelli I think it is giving a laymen explanation for equine behavior. There have been tons of boards about NH and their pros and cons. A lot of people on this board disagree with Parelli for various reasons. But I think almost everyone thinks it is a good idea to pull techniques and ideologies from different trainers so you can come up with the best training plan to fit you and your horse.