Pat Parelli Abuses Horse "Catwalk" at Festival of the Horse Natural Horsemanship Demo - Page 34 - The Horse Forum
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post #331 of 339 Old 08-27-2010, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RogueMare View Post
I think you should just stop at two posts.... Just a suggestion though... lol.

Ha ha!! Two thumbs up!

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post #332 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 09:05 AM
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the sad part is all these posts about Parelli

pretty obviuos none of the people that had posts about Parrelli had actually did much work with horses, such as start colts, bridle difficult stallions, horses that rear, horses that buck, start mustangs, gather cattle on the colt they sytarted, work with a difficult stud that throws his head, a horse that will NOT load, a horse that will NOT unload, one that will chase you out of a box stall, horse that kicks, one that bites, one that runs off!
Unless you have done all of these and much more, I ma sorry to say you have NO business making comments!
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post #333 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by nobody2121 View Post
Unless you have done all of these and much more, I ma sorry to say you have NO business making comments!
Mr /Ms Nobody,

I have no business running into someone's barn and making comments about their horsemanship.
however, on a public forum, I do have all the rights, liberty and power to make comments about anything, including "natural" horsemanship and your most worshiped idol, Parelli

Seriously, the biggest turn off for me was this forum, in regards to Parelli. More exactly, the people who were against Parelli seemed most of the times fun, open minded and opened to argumentative discussion.

But if you make a compilation of quotes from smost of the Parelli defender users, you end up with a bunch of dogmatic "HOW DARE YOU PICK ON MY CARROT STICK GOD" whiny phrases, with no solid arguments except of "no you" or "shut up, I think you've hurt my feelings"

Your mission is truly accomplished. Before reading this thread I didnt know much about Parelli, I was only wary of this huge marketing shiny thing that simply seemed too good to be true.

After bumping in these rabid defenders all over the place, I decided there's no way in hell I'd want to be associated with anything related to that guy or / and his followers.

I just can't help imagining a mob of self righteous people armed with carrot sticks and yelling BURN THE INFIDELS.


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post #334 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 03:11 PM
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Not a Parelli fan

Although he is one of the best Horsemen I have seen and cant think of any that I havent riden with.
Unless you have tried to fix severe problem horses what would a person have to comment on, different game when you leave the stands and audience and get out and actually play the game!
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post #335 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 03:30 PM
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Mr Nobody,

Many of the users of this forum are actually experienced horsemen / women, with decades of horsemanship on their back. Natural or not.
Others are here to learn and not only about horses. They're also here to learn about horsemen, tack, horse health, etc.

When you learn, you ask questions. You argument, you wonder, you dispute. This is how the learning process takes place, both in academic institutions and in internet-leisure places, such as this public forum. (cause this is what this place is, I repeat, nothing more)

A forum also means per se "a place to express opinions".

Should some opinions be wrong in your eyes, please join the debate

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post #336 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by inaclick View Post

I just can't help imagining a mob of self righteous people armed with carrot sticks and yelling BURN THE INFIDELS.
ROTFLMAO you may have to line me up by the bonfire, I was OK until someone asked me what 'horsonality' or however you spell it, that MR G has.
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post #337 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Excuse me and others for giving a **** about the psychological and physiological well being of the horses.

I would challenge the Parellis any day...............they are not horsemen, they are reincarnations of PT Barnum.............they do not even have a clue the just how subtle horse communications really are.

I have loaded BAD horses in twenty minutes without running them around or jerking on halters or using whips.
I have started young horses, I have taken mad cow horses who hated men because of the abuse they suffered and turned them into understanding compassionate horses.

I know there are many others here whom also can do what I do........

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post #338 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 04:26 PM
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Imo. the sad thing is that people polarize into the love or hate PP factions.

PP has some good principles in his teaching, & some very usable groundwork & horse psychology.

The glaring problem at this point is that he abandoned HIS OWN principles in his session with Catwalk, PLUS gave us no real explanation.

That leaves us in the unhappy position of doing as PP says to do, when we know it's right, but not doing as PP did with Catwalk.

I'd rather adapt to that though, than toss out the baby with the bath water.
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post #339 of 339 Old 09-06-2010, 04:36 PM
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I really think it's time to close this one.

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