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    02-22-2009, 08:44 PM
She absorbs the motions of the trot through her upper back and shoulders, not through her hips like she should.

If you let your feet flop and your shoulders slump you were NOT riding the way Linda teaches ;)


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    02-22-2009, 08:51 PM
Spyder don't steal my thunder! I'm too busy making stuff up about the Parelli's for you to go and PROVE my opinions.

    02-22-2009, 08:55 PM
My friend actually filmed that video. She knows Linda personally and that was during a warm up and apparently Rem was a little fresh that day...Linda was working things out. She's also been experimenting with some things with the help from Walter Zettl so we really don't know what she was working on, aside from doing transitions to get Rem thinking.
    02-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Originally Posted by mayfieldk    
Spyder don't steal my thunder! I'm too busy making stuff up about the Parelli's for you to go and PROVE my opinions.

Sorry but couldn't help it.
    02-23-2009, 03:50 PM
Green Broke
OMG spyder I can deal with a lot of people .. but you are one of the few I cant

*breaths* Emotion fitness

Anyways Parelli has changed chance from a bolting bucker who you couldnt get on without lungeing with out risking your life!

Im now jumping 2'6 and w.t.c and without lungeing or any harsh equitment. And we started with his games and understanding on ground. We are now moving onto lvl 2 and still don't feel the need to "move on" to something else. I agree everyone has there opinions. For those who think its only good for training trail horses what the heck have you been looking at!

Do your research. Don't just do it for 30 seconds and be like ok I did it and it didnt work!

I've definitely had more success with my parelli trainer there with me I have to say.

Theres a lot more added to the program and they have re done the lvls and there are no more lvl packs becase people got to direct lined about the tasks and forgot about the horses. IF anyone has questions ect PM me

Im suprised this hasnt been locked.

Im done
    02-23-2009, 05:51 PM
'Do your research. Don't just do it for 30 seconds and be like ok I did it and it didnt work!'

I'm pretty sure doing the program up to level 3 is 'doing your research'. And I never said it was horrible or bad. But in a /serious show context/, not 4-H or C-rated shows, you need your horse to be consistent, not 'be motivated by food' because he's left brained. And no one ever said you have to use harsh methods or harsh equipment to get your horse to be consistent.

I liked Parelli for a lot of things because it gave me a different look at training horses on the ground. But when it comes to riding, I think they need to revamp that a teeny bit. Or a lot, but whatever. You can't sell an entire package on ground work alone, so they started 'changing' the way they rode to give you a reason to stay with Parelli and not go anywhere else.

I remember when I got the Level 2 DVD pack, and I was watching the saddle shim's episode. They had a lady ride her horse in a round pen for like five minutes. This ladies equitation was horrible, she had her hands high enough to almost be level with the horse's ears, she was grabbing with her legs, leaning forwards, and constantly in his mouth. And Linda goes, 'Look how much the saddle hurts him!' or something.

So they make a saddle shim for him (That makes sense... if I had a shoe that was too small, would I put more socks on???), and set the lady off to ride again. The first minute, the horse is still the same. Linda realizes this, and starts telling the woman to relax her arms and legs, put her hands down, give the horse more rein, etc.. And then everyone is SO AMAZED at how the saddle shims work... when really, the problem was with how the woman rode.

This was when I knew that the program was designed to help, and at the same time, designed to keep you buying THEIR products and staying with THEIR methods. It's a business world, not one of sunshine and daises. It costs, what, 25 cents to make a DVD? Then why does a pack of 8 DVDs and two little flimsy books cost 300 dollars?

I enjoyed the program, but I enjoy training with compentent trainers better. I enjoy French Classical schooling and riding better.

I did my research, and sorry... it DOES happen--people leave Parelli. ;)
    02-23-2009, 06:38 PM
Green Broke
MFK- I wasnt talking about you.. more or less I was refuring to people who only have neg things to say about the prices the methods ect who has NEVER tried it.

And I was saying how I have no reason to leave yet. Of course some people do.

I've tried mixing different training methods with parelli and it confused me and my horse staying with there progam is much easier then going back a forth.

To each there own.. im not going to go to much into this.
    02-23-2009, 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever    
MFK- I wasnt talking about you.. more or less I was refuring to people who only have neg things to say about the prices the methods ect who has NEVER tried it.

Having friends try it and see the price they pay for what I can get for a 1/3 of the price IS EXPERIENCE. In the end they shucked it and went with a more sensible program.

I have all sorts of positive things to say about things I feel positive about. Pointing out errors or making observations about things I see in real life is what life is about ( it is also called EXPERIENCE)....unfortunately life is NOT a bed of roses butterfies and cuddly dolls for everything out there.
    02-23-2009, 06:53 PM
Green Broke
Well your friends had you on there back -.-! They could very well have been doing it wrong, because I was when I started and quit becase I wasnt getting results and hated parelli. I tried many diff methods NH and classic and it just made her worse and she hated me and very pushy to everyone with those others. I relized I had better horse when I was doing parelli so I started over and got feed back as I went along! HMM interesting its changed my horse completely to a respectful but playful horse.

You can get alot of the stuff from HCR for less but I have my stick from HCR and I use my BO's carrot stick I also try and get her carrot stick because its much better to control and you have much more feel.

Some people DO go WAY to far with parelli and pay 100 per month for a gold membership which is ridiculous IMO

I pay for what I need.
    02-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Wow, there are SOOO many things that have just been said that are 1) not true and 2) ill-informed. Obviously some people don't pay attention to the whole DVD and listen to every word spoken....but apparently it's not worth saying so I'm keepin my mouth shut on this one ;)

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