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        03-12-2009, 08:47 PM
      #11
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
    If you're still thinking about trying Parelli, all the info on the issues you're having with him is in the Level 1 pack. Basically he is either running from you b/c 1) he's just playing with you, which usually more extroverted horses do who are confident 2) there is a fear/unconfidence issue there or 3) he's not afraid necessarily but he doesn't want to be with you b/c you aren't interesting enough, etc.

    Well everytime, when I catch him, he puts his head on my chest, he falls asleep on me, he bonds with me, we're a great team its just catching him is our main downfall. And sometimes he will walk up to me, its other times he wants to show off.
         
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        03-12-2009, 09:03 PM
      #12
    Started
    Parelli's program is very complete and well-laid out... but it's nothing super special as natural horsemanship goes. In my experience, basically all good training has the same basis, whether or not the trainer is claiming to be "natural" or a "horse whisperer". If you've got a good instructor/trainer or can get one, do it. If not, Parelli's program may help you out. Some of the other big-time horse trainers' programs may also help.

    As a side note, Parelli and other big-time trainers reaally like to rip you off. Get the information from them (books, CDs, movies, etc)... but avoid getting all of the "supplies" from them if you value your money. No matter what they say, it is very very possible to get halters/leads/other training equipment of the same quality for half the price they try to sell it to you for or less.
         
        03-12-2009, 11:00 PM
      #13
    Started
    Hmm, I'd suspect then that he's just playing you...maybe. I'm not there to see it, but that's what it sounds like to me. Instead of going and getting him, see if he will come to you...get HIM to catch YOU. If he shows no interest walk toward his hind end (but stay out of the kick zone!). This will create curiosity and when he looks at you walk away from him. If he is indeed just playing you, you need to play the game back. Here's a good thing to remember: 2 eyes, no pressure, 1 eye, a little pressure, no eyes, a lot of pressure. If he does leave you drive him away with more energy. You aren't wanting to be aggressive or anything, but think of this as a game. The only time he gets to stop is when he gives you 2 eyes. But you have to remember to keep your energy low enough where he feels like he COULD look at you...sometimes our energy is so high that it's like a wall to the horse and they CAN'T look at us. When he does look at you walk away, this creates draw.
         
        03-14-2009, 10:09 AM
      #14
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Spirithorse    
    Hmm, I'd suspect then that he's just playing you...maybe. I'm not there to see it, but that's what it sounds like to me. Instead of going and getting him, see if he will come to you...get HIM to catch YOU. If he shows no interest walk toward his hind end (but stay out of the kick zone!). This will create curiosity and when he looks at you walk away from him. If he is indeed just playing you, you need to play the game back. Here's a good thing to remember: 2 eyes, no pressure, 1 eye, a little pressure, no eyes, a lot of pressure. If he does leave you drive him away with more energy. You aren't wanting to be aggressive or anything, but think of this as a game. The only time he gets to stop is when he gives you 2 eyes. But you have to remember to keep your energy low enough where he feels like he COULD look at you...sometimes our energy is so high that it's like a wall to the horse and they CAN'T look at us. When he does look at you walk away, this creates draw.

    That's really good advice, thanks! I'll try that, like at first, I wouldnt walk near him, i'd kneel on the ground with treats and wouldnt move until he came up to me, but now he's a very smart horse, so he knows most of the time that we're going to ride, but he loves to work. He's such a great horse but the only ugly part about him is that he does run away. But when he's with me, he follows me without a halter, or lead rope. It just confuses me.
         
        03-14-2009, 12:06 PM
      #15
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    I have a friend who has a very smart little arab, and sometimes he will run away from her when she goes to get him. I was over helping her one day and she would kneel down, and she had treats, and the horse would go right over to her, get a treat, and as soon as she would stand up he was gone! Lol. He was just playing a game with her. Smart little cookie. You could just see the humor in his eyes, it was so funny.
         
        03-14-2009, 03:09 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    I love Parelli, I haven't even started the games yet, but I see a change in myself, THAT is what Parelli is, not changing your horse, but changing yourself. It isn't the horse that is the problem, it is the human. It is worth the money!
         
        03-14-2009, 05:08 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Bay is an incredibly smart horse, with everything he does. I want a better, stronger bond with him. When in the saddle, we're a team, countless amount of times I've been told that we're perfect together. Even people that I don't even know at shows tell me that we look amazing together.
    He just knows that he can make me laugh so he plays games with me and he likes to run away from me, but act like an angel when I get him ha ha.
         

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