I can't help but wonder why the owner didn't stop her. Whacking the jaw with that big clip is a good way to fracture it.
Because the owner is apparently the beginner guy in the start of the vid - he is a novice, learning from the 'pro'... which doesn't leave him much hope.
How you choose to back your horse up is your own choice. The idea behind it isn't what bothers me about this. A horse can be trained to do just about anything.
What is wrong with this is the complete and utter lack of knowledge being usedto teach this horse a fairly simple concept. That horse is upset and confused and a half trained chimp would be able to see that.
Agree thoroughly. Perhaps it was because it was so long ago & I've forgotten the details(I wouldn't use now) of how it was taught to me. Don't have a prob with using a rope wiggle as a cue, or even the occasional snap of the leadrope to 'get attention' but I saw a sorry lesson recently, where a beginner was being instructed... not sure... by a recently qualified PNH instructor. It didn't look much different to the vid we're discussing, come to think of it, except at least the owner wasn't being as forceful & confrontational as LP.
Cherie, your experience interests me, re Parelli horses, because I've heard this before, just never personally experienced it - met many 'Parelli' horses in my travels, but I don't know many real 'disciples', just many who use the principles... but have brains in their heads to think about what they're doing...
I thought I did very well not to LOL the other day though, when invited on a ride with above mentioned Parelli instructor & she said anywhere but bridges, because her horse 'didn't do them' - is afraid of bridges!! Ended up deciding I'd probably just be frustrated & make enemies if I went, so I rode elsewhere with someone else... & we just happened to do about 10 foot bridges of various types & heights, even tho her green horse had never experienced one before!
...Mind you, I can't ride over narrow ones with low handrails myself, had to get off & walk those... cos I'm a bit afraid of heights & I make my horse nervous!