Originally Posted by Clair
I don't think that Parelli is aimed at experienced veterans like Solon and anyone else who posted. I think it is meant to solve problems one might have with a specific horse or even a person who better took to the style. It is aimed at people like Sarah, and it can do GOOD things. That is my point here. As to the DVD thing, I completely agree with nrhareiner. Whenever people ask my what trainer series they should pick for natural I say "DO NOT do that until you have found a trainer to your liking!" Also, don't try to skydive or play waterpolo without adequate instruction, its common sense that many more should exhibit.[/SIZE][/FONT]
It isn't aimed at experienced people. It's aimed at people who think they can watch a DVD and get the same results as Parelli does. That's what makes it wrong and in some cases dangerous.
People watch the videos and think they can trot right out and make the same thing happen with theirs horses. Some horses they can. Some they can't, that's were the accidents happen.
Like someone mentioned above, had sara not gotten a trainer, the story might not have had such a happy ending.
People get too wrapped in the games and having to complete them before they can move on. That's wrong.
What happened to just going out and working with your horse? Parelli has made natural horsemanship into a dirty word and it's really sad.