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post #11 of 46 Old 02-18-2013, 04:06 PM
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Thatís odd, Parelli states clearly in his book that you shouldnít have the horse circle you more than maybe three times
Up with the times, Anrew! That's the OLD stuff!
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post #12 of 46 Old 02-18-2013, 06:35 PM
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Up with the times, Anrew! That's the OLD stuff!


Really? Well admittedly I havenít bothered buying any Parelli stuff since his book about 18 years ago. Yet, it worked fine back then, and still does for me now, why change it?
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My horse could use loping in circles :) For the first oh, I don't know, five months we had him, he would lunge, no problem, on a lunge line. But now, when I try to, he just looks at me with his ears back when I flick the whip at him. When I try to move to his other side, he just spins on his forehand, one foot pivoting, as I [attempt to] walk around him.

So, long story short, yes, it is useful if you give it a use. Jay could really use this ;)

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post #14 of 46 Old 02-28-2013, 10:10 AM
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Really? Well admittedly I havenít bothered buying any Parelli stuff since his book about 18 years ago. Yet, it worked fine back then, and still does for me now, why change it?

LOL MARKETING! MONEY and more guppies to bite

I watched a video clip with LP and I wanted to reach into the screen and slap sense back into her (if she ever had any in the first place) but the PP/LP followers keep lining up for more BS.

Don't get me wrong, years ago PP WAS a great horseman and very knowledgeable. Linda ??? Well she's an idiot period!
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I might be off the track, but on the few times I've practiced this, I KNOW my own body language, still as it was, was saying, "Keep going!"

Horses can really pick up on body language, even better than I can control it.

As for messed up horses, well, they're all over the place. The Parelli method, though, does attract more of the instant-gratification types, I think.
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I am not a follower of Parelli, but my horse trots circles around/follows me when I go out to catch a horse other than her, especially if the horse I'm trying to catch is not wanting to be caught. I'm not sure why, but I'm guessing it's something along the lines of what Beling said:

"Horses can really pick up on body language, even better than I can control it."

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The only purpose I have for wanting a horse to "circle" around me when I point and smooch is for when I'm going through gates (usually wire gates). I get off, open the gate, stand there, point and smooch, horse goes through opening, horse turns to face me, I close gate and get back on.

But, I suppose that only qualifies as a half circle LOL.
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The only purpose I have for wanting a horse to "circle" around me when I point and smooch is for when I'm going through gates (usually wire gates). I get off, open the gate, stand there, point and smooch, horse goes through opening, horse turns to face me, I close gate and get back on.

But, I suppose that only qualifies as a half circle LOL.


That kind of stuff is mostly what I always thought was the point in the first place. The circles just being part of the means to that end.
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Don't tell me now you reckon you're meant to teach stuff for a PURPOSE??
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post #20 of 46 Old 02-28-2013, 11:09 PM
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Sad thing is, the whole "wiggle the rope to make the horse back up" does have a real life purpose, but most folks don't know what it is or where it came from.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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