Hi folks, I have just found the Horse Forum, and really into my natural horsemanship here in New Zealand. Would love to be able to talk Parelli without being thought over the top. Home sick at the moment but beautiful day (middle of winter) so managed 30 minutes out with Raffy, my Appy/Clydie/Arab X!! The interesting thing I noticed today is that although he loves the pedestal (a couple of pallets on top of each other, with thick ply and carpet on top so he doesn't slip), could stand there for hours, he is very reluctant to step down forwards, he prefers to back off or step off sideways. Thinking about that one.