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post #41 of 159 Old 01-03-2012, 04:42 PM
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i didnt mean like that, i meant as in they wouldnt do it as willingly, its not that I don't believe you but what trainers?

I think maybe you should look at threads about other trainers.. you're talking as though you're reading a parelli handout book, no offence.

BUT.. and this is why I bolded it, the smallest pony, if not willing and wanting could throw you in the dirt. It doesn't take a genius to work it out, and people I know who DO scare their horses (thread in training regarding a three yo) don't have a mentally stable horse for very long.
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I started parelli at a yard that told me that all other training methods were awful. Of course I didnt believe them but I didnt realise that a horse would be as happy and willing as NH horses are, I have moved and they said that other methods can work very well, but NH is best for them

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i started parelli at a yard that told me that all other training methods were awful. Of course I didnt believe them but I didnt realise that a horse would be as happy and willing as NH horses are, I have moved and they said that other methods can work very well, but NH is best for them

I can't quote on NH, but I'm sure others can help.

Best thing to do when ever ANY horse person gives you an ultimatum like that is research it thoroughly.. there are many, many ways to do things in the horse world, some right, some wrong, and some dispicable.. you just have to find whats right for you, and whats right for you horse.
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I would really suggest you visiting good "traditional" stables, riding schools, etc., if there are any in your area, to make your own opinion, not just assumptions from what somebody might have said to you. :) Don't get me wrong, though. Also, my boy, although trained 100% NH, sometimes acts as if I was torturing him with the worst exercises possible, although he is just trying to dominate me into not making him learn at all.

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Personally, I adore Parelli! It's worked for me & my horse, he's gone from an agressive ex racer to a perfect partner :) I've trained quite a few horses through the Parelli method & I've had nothing but fabulous results!

I find that people can be very quick to blame the method when sometimes it's the human on the end of the line that can be at fault But my pet peeve is people who don't study the programme & label it as "circus tricks". That would be like me saying equitation is sitting there & looking pretty

And you don't have to spend $$$ to follow Parelli, you can if you want but it's not a necessity. Same as any other equestrian sport! You can use a normal rope halter & a cattle prod, as I did in the beginning. I use an excercise ball in replace of the big green ball as used in level 3 work. It does the same job but doesn't have the label. Same way as you don't need a $$$ jumping saddle to get around a course of fences

Parelli has changed my life & I've never been happier. I totally respect people's own opinions on the programme as long as they have all their facts straight xD
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I thought you meant differently by classically, my friend says she rides 'classical' and beats the hell out of her horse! And I will look for different trainers as well, I don't follow parelli like its math, (like always one answer) I use it like english (and outline but more creativity) if you get what I mean? I use the basics and add in some tradtional and lots from other trainers, just to see what works for my horse
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she rides 'classical' and beats the hell out of her horse!

Well, that is by all means NOT a classical method. That's ignorance and cruelty, and it is an illness of mind and soul that can affect people from any race, nation, gender, age and lineage.

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i thought you meant differently by classically, my friend says she rides 'classical' and beats the hell out of her horse! And I will look for different trainers as well, I don't follow parelli like its math, (like always one answer) I use it like english (and outline but more creativity) if you get what I mean? I use the basics and add in some tradtional and lots from other trainers, just to see what works for my horse

Aha, but you get that in any discpline, any training method. I could tell some unsuspecting folk I train in parelli and beat my horse.. classically is not beating your horse, as far as I remember though ;)

Others will be able to help explain that better, but the Spanish riding school teaches 'classically'
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I do understand and agree with everything you guys are saying, and I definitely think that different things work for different people. I rode traditional for years at an awful place, but as I started young, I grew up thinking there was no other way! They would never tell you to use your legs, it was whip, whip, whip! They would say 'when you get him into a nice trot, keep slapping him on the bumto keep him going. If he gets to fast, yank on your reins and give him a huge slap!' I left I wondered if there was any other way and dint ride for years because I thought that was it. I know that not everywhere is like that, but it has put me off traditional riding for good! Like some you you don't agree with parelli :)

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Maybe you'd like to look at an excellent example of combining NH and something as classical as dressage - Karen Rohlf is a skilled horsewoman and her knowledge has taught me a lot! -




There are more in youtube, if you search.

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