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post #21 of 70 Old 06-22-2010, 03:46 PM
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Your horse should never be afraid of your touch. If he is, you've "broken" something along the way (in PP terms) and maybe need to go back to the Friendly Game, or Porcupine (which always uses a hands-on touch, not a rope wiggle or body language.)
Why do you need to go to Parelli for that? Touching horses is the most basic thing I can think of in our every day routine, you just do it without even thinking about "friendly games" and such (much less watching the dvd).
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post #22 of 70 Old 06-22-2010, 10:43 PM
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Why not go with Parelli for it?
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post #23 of 70 Old 06-22-2010, 10:48 PM
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to me natural horsemanship is being the boss mare. If the horse is being aggressive, or testing the boss mare, the mare pins her ears, and if they still continue, they get a 'boot' then its all forgotten. I donthold a grudge, they better not test me out to see who is boss, clearly i am, but they are my friends too. They need to trust me, but they do also need to keep theyre own mind thinking.

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Why not go with Parelli for it?
Why not go with the natural gift MOST of us are given ( common sense) and it doesn't even cost any $$$$$$$
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post #25 of 70 Old 06-23-2010, 07:46 AM
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Why not go with Parelli for it?
Because you don't need any deep (riding/training) knowledge, fancy equipment or expensive dvds to do the every day routine. You just do it - the common sense and gentle approach is enough for that. You don't need to follow Parelli, or John Lyons, or anyone else to succeed in brushing your horse. :)

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Why not go with Parelli for it?
Because sometimes it is better to think and use our own brain!

If one refuses to think for themselves but instead always be told exactly what to do in a certain situation they are kind of lost when a new situation arises and their guru of the moment has not told them how breath during that situation.
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Always behind, kitten val and spyder all have really good points! This is kind of what I was hoping to get at :) Keep it friendly though guys


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I'm not a huge fan of the term natrural horsemanship, as others here have mentioned.

The problem that I have found with the "step by step, trainer in a box programs" is this: They cover everything. Looking back over my own life with horses, the moments that I remember most are my "aha" moments. They are those moments when there wasn't anyone there to tell me what was going on and I had to give up or figure it out for myself. Don't get me wrong, I had plenty of guidance along the way, but what made me the horse person that I am now was having the confidence to use my brain and figure it out for myself.

The term Natural Horsemanship makes me cringe. Good horsemanship is good horsemanship.
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Flitterbug. I agree. I just want to say that 'the box' does not include everything. The problem is, the people that follow a specific NH guru and refuse to believe anyone else think that 'the box' does include everything. It is a one size fits all how to train every horse instruction manual.

Which anyone with any years of experience knows is not the case. There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach. There is no way for a bunch of videos to cover everything.
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Which anyone with any years of experience knows is not the case. There is no such thing as a one size fits all approach. There is no way for a bunch of videos to cover everything.
Ha-ha! Tell it to the big trainers (not ALL, but some)! Sometime I think are they really serious about making such statements or it's just to sell stuff.
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