Originally Posted by its lbs not miles
Some of what Parelli does works with some horses, but you'll never hear him admit that it doesn't work with all of them and that sometimes you have to do things more slowly
Firstly, not defending the guy - he's big & ugly enough to do that himself if he feels the need.
Not in the least trying to justify the eg. You gave either - I didn't see it, for one. I also am aware that the times they have a-changed as far as 'Parelli Natural Horsemanship' & their teaching, since being into it nearly 20 years ago, but...
I do still have a lot of respect & mostly agree with the *principles* he taught originally(mostly basic behavioural stuff), which do indeed include, in his words, 'never say never' & it's no good just trying to copy me & follow a 'recipe' approach, but you need to know when to be, why to be... & why not to be in any situation. But I think in too many cases people just hang on to the 'recipes' & forget they... mightn't have the appropriate ingredients for it to work.
Re 'taking the time it takes', I also think that a lot of these 'clinicians' get carried away(maybe not right term) with the pressure of being performers - they have to deliver, or the show is a flop. So principles may suffer. Not justifying that either...