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    08-16-2009, 02:39 PM
I've always wanted to visit Montana lol.
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    08-16-2009, 02:40 PM
I have also seen the same thing with the yo yo game. I think the reason that you haven't seen it with your horses or those you work with is because you know what you are doing. Some people just kind of go out there shaking sticks at their horses.

Haha well you have a horse out here to change my mind about the seven games with if you ever do!
    08-16-2009, 03:10 PM
I have tried the 7 games so Spirthorse not all horses respond..Maybe yours did but mine do not..I like Clinton Anderson but you filly might be the right horse so good luck with the training!!!
    08-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Originally Posted by Marecare    
The Seven games is a nice introduction to beginning horse training for a person that is very new to training.

What about Craig Johnson, David O'Connor, Karen Rohlf, Louis Lucio, and Walter Zettl? They are not new to training, yet they incorporate the 7 Games into their training.

I do feel that the Yo-Yo game is just not a good training technique at all though and when done by beginners,just sends the horses head up in the air.

My horses have never done this, nor any horse I have ever worked with.

My complaint is not really with PP or the Yo-Yo game,but the people that watch the game and bang the buckle of their lead rope against the jaw of their horse trying the game.
I know that is not how PP teaches it,but you know that people are out there every day trying it with the wrong equipment and that is harmful.
The 7 games was introduced as a VERY easy set of games to "Play" with your horse and "SOME" people have gotten in over their heads with the training thing.
    08-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Different opinions HorsesHorses08.
    08-16-2009, 03:21 PM
I have also personally seen people kicked with the "friendly Game",Run over in a chute from the "Squeeze Game",and jumped on by a horse trying to mimic PP jumping over logs on the ground.
I saw a little girl that watched the 7 games video try to stand on her horse as it was laying down on the ground and get launched also.

Monkey see,monkey do!
    08-16-2009, 03:24 PM
Originally Posted by Marecare    
I have also personally seen people kicked with the "friendly Game",Run over in a chute from the "Squeeze Game",and jumped on by a horse trying to mimic PP jumping over logs on the ground.
I saw a little girl that watched the 7 games video try to stand on her horse as it was laying down on the ground and get launched also.

Monkey see,monkey do!
This isn't a glitch in the program, it's people being stupid. Unfortunately stupidity can't be cured
    08-16-2009, 03:33 PM
Another problem that I have with the Yo-Yo game (while we are on the subject) is that it really is not the correct way to teach a proper back up to a horse as the cue or signal is not transferable to the saddle as a rider.

The chances for misuse are very high and even when used with the "Proper gear" puts a whipping action on the side of the horses face and head.
I teaches a horse to back up at the sight of a slinking rope.

It does give a lot of "Entertainment value" to the people at the side of the round pen but has little practical application in horse training.
    08-16-2009, 03:39 PM
The seven games have been a godsend for me and my dun gelding . I have done the first 3 games with my paint and intend do more with him and teach my daughter as she rides him mostly.
The horsenality profile has really helped me, I have gotten pretty good at playing with the R brain horse that it has taken me some time to switch gears to our LB introvert who is not motivated very well.
It takes time and patience , and I know I have made mistakes along the way but I am always learning and trying to make our relationship a better one.
    08-16-2009, 03:42 PM
I find it very practical as far as ground work. Just a wiggle of the rope, and the horse backs up. Simple and easy. And you won't always have to wiggle the rope, with my horse all I have to do is square up to him and give him a look and he backs up. At one time I did have to wiggle the rope, but I always started with the look so that eventually all it takes is the look.

As far as it translating into the saddle, sure, wiggling a rope doesn't do it, however in the Parelli system they have seperate exercises for in the saddle that teach a proper back up.

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